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Slot – Definition and Synonyms

A narrow notch, groove, or opening, as in a doorway or in a machine. A position in a group, series, or sequence.

In a slot machine, symbols line up on a fixed number of paylines to trigger different prizes and bonuses. Some slots also have special symbols that can trigger jackpots, free spins, and mini games, which can add an extra dimension to gameplay. Some online slots let players choose how many paylines they want to bet on, while others have a set amount of predetermined pay lines. Choosing a flexible payline option can make your wagers cheaper, but the chances of winning will decrease.

A slot is a dynamic placeholder that either waits for content to be fed into it (passive slot) or calls out for it to be fed into it (active slot). The content that fills the slot is dictated by the scenario that either uses an Add Items to Slot action or a Targeter to fill the slot. As with renderers, it is not recommended that more than one scenario be used to feed content into a single slot, as this may cause unpredictable results. See the related words below for synonyms and antonyms. Also find the definition of slot in English by American Heritage. 2016 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. American Heritage(r) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, Boston, MA.

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