What Is a Slot?


A slot is a narrow notch, groove, or opening; as a type of keyway in a piece of machinery or the slit for coins in a vending machine. It can also refer to a position in a group, sequence, or set of things.

A computer’s slots are places for connecting expansion cards that provide specialized capabilities, such as video acceleration or disk drive control. Almost all desktop computers come with at least one slot.

In a slot machine, the player puts a coin into the machine, then spins the reels. If the symbols line up in a winning combination, the player receives credits based on the amount he bet before spinning.

Some tasks require immediate attention, while others can be delayed to a later time. In business, slot-based scheduling can help prioritize work and improve team productivity by allowing teams to track project deadlines and milestones. Ensure that your teams are aware of any changes to these schedules by communicating updates regularly.