expansion slot


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expansion slot

n.
A long narrow socket in a computer into which an expansion card can be inserted.

expansion slot

n
(Computer Science) a physical electronic interface provided in a computer system to enable extra facilities to be added easily at a later date

expan′sion slot`



n.
a connection to which a new circuit board can be added to expand a computer's capabilities.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expansion slot - (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit boardexpansion slot - (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board; "the PC had three slots for additional memory"
receptacle - an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
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lt;p>Meanwhile, Apple's rumored plans to include 32GB of storage raise the question of why Apple needs to stop there, and why it doesn't add an expansion slot so users can increase the storage limit to whatever they want.
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