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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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