expansion slot

noun

Definition of expansion slot 

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

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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 Nashville has already been selected for one of the two expansion slots, and Cincinnati and Detroit - both backed by billionaires - want next-level soccer as well. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "‘Lady Bird’ gets snubbed at the Oscars, and that’s so Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee," 5 Mar. 2018 A month later, in a front-page story in The Journal on Jan. 22, 1968, it was announced that Milwaukee had landed one of the two expansion slots for the league's 1968-'69 season (Phoenix won the other one). Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When Milwaukee became major league again, thanks to the Bucks, in 1968," 16 Jan. 2018 But Miami eventually is expected to figure it all out, and there’s still one expansion slot available that originally was supposed to be filled this month. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Nashville Secures MLS Place, But Questions Remain for Its Team, Further Expansion," 20 Dec. 2017

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