What is a Slot?


A slot is a narrow opening in a machine or container, for example a hole that you put coins in to make a machine work.

In a broader sense, a slot can also refer to a place in a sequence or series of events. For example, you can say that a slot in your schedule lets you see someone during a time between other arrangements.

Definitions of slot

A grammatical term that fits any morpheme sequence, a slot can describe an assignment or job opening, a position in a building or an airplane wing, and even a specific boarding area. For instance, the slot at a copy desk is occupied by the chief copy editor. A cab driver’s slot at an airport is authorized by the air-traffic authority.

Scoped slots are useful for passing data between child components, preparing an external API, and customizing templates. This type of slot is a part of the Web Components technology suite and can be scoped to an element.

Slot functions emit a signal and connect new slots. A connection parameter specifies the location of a new slot and a maximum value.

In computer science, a slot is a part of a machine and the relationship between a slot and a pipeline is either explicit or implicit. Slots are also used to represent data paths and operation issue machinery, a term for the execution pipeline in dynamically scheduled machines.