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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]
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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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RMC7212A's expansion slots accommodated the full-size of GPU and DAQ cards into 2U rackmount enclosure.
RMC7212A;s expansion slots accommodated the full-size of GPU and DAQ cards into 2U rackmount enclosure.
The KBox C-102 series is now available in four alternative design variants: the compact KBox C-102-0 without additional expansion slots, the KBox C-102-1 and KBox C-102-2 with one or two PCI(e) expansion slots respectively, and the new KBox C-102-4 with four PCI(e) expansion slots.
The ability to support an ATX industrial motherboard with 7 PCI/PCIe expansion slots.
In addition these servers are typically offered with PCI-X expansion slots capable of supporting 66, 100 or 133 MHz bus speeds.
The choices range from very tight integration on the server or storage system motherboard, to quasi-custom integration through "mezzanine" boards for a blade server (or other custom applications), to the most flexible option of providing expansion slots for Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).
They also offer a choice of four or five drive bays, multiple expansion slots, a variety of motherboards and CPU cards, and the ability to combine Pentium P4 power with ISA slots, says the manufacturer.
The module features 64-MB to 1-GB ECC-protected DRAM, 16+1-MB flash, two 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports, and two PMC expansion slots in addition to automatic Slot-0/non-Slot-0 operation.
8 GHz Intel processor (although other options are available), 2 GB of SDRam and three drive bays for either 7200 or 10,000 rpm hard discs, DVD or DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW drives, a hard-to-believe-they're-still-around floppy disk drive and two full-length expansion slots for user-specific requirements.
Interrupts can be generated with a signal from the ISA expansion slots and, in addition, verify the status of such signals.
The PL-6920T comes with a 12-inch SVGA TFT display with enhanced brightness and four ISA/PCI expansion slots, while the PL-6921T has two expansion slots for compactness.
Expansion slots: The workhorse peripherals of laptops are credit-card-size cards (dubbed PCMCIA cards) that are snapped into the computers expansion slots, which are usually situated in the side or back of the laptop.