What Is a Slot?

A position in a group, series, or sequence. Also: a slit or other narrow opening: He slotted the book into the shelf.

A slot can be fed with content using a scenario, which references either a repository item or a targeter to fetch content from the Solutions repository. Alternatively, the slot can be used as a placeholder for an expression, which is then evaluated by the v-slot directive and a renderer to produce an output.

The slot is also useful for performing a variety of tasks that are usually performed as part of a bot flow, such as identification and verification in self-service or account management bots. This can help reduce the number of steps in a bot flow, and it helps improve the bot’s responsiveness.

A slot is a slit or other narrow opening, especially one for receiving something such as a coin, a letter, or a card. Also: a position in a group or series; an assignment or job: He slotted himself into the new role as chief copy editor. The narrow notch or other similar opening between the tips of the primaries of some birds, which during flight helps maintain a smooth flow of air over their wings. (From slat1.) In sports, an unmarked area in front of an opponent’s goal that affords a vantage for a player on his team. American Heritage(r) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.