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 Start by removing the rectangular metal expansion slot cover in the top left of your PS5, next to the fan. Saira Mueller, Wired, 17 Nov. 2021 Saturday was the Thorns’ first time facing Racing Louisville, which is playing its first season in the NWSL after being awarded an expansion slot in late 2019. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, 5 June 2021 As a first step, peek inside your computer case and check for a spare expansion slot on the motherboard. David Nield, Popular Science, 21 Jan. 2021 There's been no estimate for when that expansion slot will be enabled or when any drives on the market will be greenlit. Kyle Orland And Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 22 Nov. 2020 Removing the outer panels also gives access to the system's PCIe storage expansion slot. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 7 Oct. 2020 While current-gen consoles ship with abysmally slow spinning hard drives, Microsoft’s next-gen behemoth will come stock with a blazing-fast 1TB NVMe solid-state drive, with the ability to double that via an expansion slot. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, 17 Mar. 2020 The Pro comes with eight PCIe expansion slots and offers anywhere from eight to 28 cores, plus memory up to 1.5TB and 12 DIMM slots. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 9 Dec. 2019 The Mac Pro doubles the number of PCIe expansion slots over that classic tower, with a total of eight. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 4 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of expansion slot

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Expansion slot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expansion%20slot. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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