What is a Slot?


1. A hole, slot, or slit; a narrow opening. 2. A position or spot, especially a vacant one. 3. A vacancy or gap; a gap in a queue, line, or series.

The Slot is an area on an ice hockey rink between the face-off circles where it’s most difficult to defend, and thus where the offense often scores goals. The term “the slot” is also used to describe the position of a player on a team, such as a center or winger in relation to the other players on the ice.

In computing, a slot is a type of processor connection that was designed to make upgrading the processor in a computer easier by making it possible for users to insert a new processor into an existing socket. However, slots are no longer commonly found in new computers, and sockets have replaced them.

In business, a slot is a specific time period of the day during which certain tasks or projects may be completed. Using a slot-based scheduling method can help teams manage their workflow and achieve deadlines effectively. For example, establishing a schedule with prioritized work objectives can aid teams in meeting urgent project milestones first, and also support productivity and efficiency by providing staff members the information they need to plan their own work in advance. This approach can also be applied to organizing meetings with key stakeholders, such as investors and board members. In this case, slot-based scheduling can help ensure that the appropriate people are in attendance at important meetings.