expansion slot

noun

Definition of expansion slot

: a socket on the motherboard of a computer into which an expansion card may be inserted

Examples of expansion slot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mac Pro doubles the number of PCIe expansion slots over that classic tower, with a total of eight. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Our first-look photos of Apple’s new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR," 4 June 2019 And for buyers of the entry-level Note 10, there's no microSD card expansion slot. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Pricey Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus does terrific video, at a cost," 20 Aug. 2019 An expansion slot allows an additional five terabytes of storage. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home," 17 Oct. 2018 With two expansion slots remaining, the prevailing question is how the MLS plans on picking the additional cities. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Is there an opportunity to move? MLS 'impressed' by LouCity's support," 1 June 2018 Those comments came a day after MLS awarded Cincinnati the fourth expansion slot as the league looks to grow from 22 teams in 2017 to 28 within the coming years. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City FC won't 'rule anything out' regarding move to MLS," 30 May 2018 Four of those expansion slots have been filled by teams in Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, and, as of Tuesday, Cincinnati. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Is there an opportunity to move? MLS 'impressed' by LouCity's support," 1 June 2018 Detroit and Sacramento are also considered favorites to land the other expansion slots. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City FC won't 'rule anything out' regarding move to MLS," 30 May 2018 The capacity clearly isn’t enough for most people’s needs, but this little SSD would be a great boot drive for people who already have a hard drive in a desktop PC, or in a laptop with a storage expansion slot. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Augment your hard drive with a speedy 120GB SSD for just $44 today," 13 Apr. 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Expansion slot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expansion%20slot. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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