Slot – A Slot is an Elements of a Functional Unit (FU)


A slit or other narrow opening, especially one for receiving something, as a coin or a letter. Also used of a position in a group, series, or sequence, or as an assignment or job opening.

On a slot machine, a player inserts cash or, in the case of “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, a paper ticket with a barcode into a slot and activates it by pressing a lever or button (either physical or on a touchscreen). The reels then spin and stop to reveal symbols. If a player matches a winning combination, the machine awards credits based on the payout table. Typically, the pay tables are aligned with the game’s theme and include classic symbols such as fruits, bells, and stylized lucky sevens.

In computer programming, a slot (plural: slots) is an element of the operation issue and data path machinery of a functional unit (FU). It contains a number of operations that share these resources, and the operation is executed in whichever slot is assigned to it. In very long instruction word (VLIW) computers, this is usually the most important part of the pipeline.

The Z reciever is the quickest and shiftiest guy on the team, so he can often catch up to the X and Y recepticle. He can also step off the line a few feet which can help him avoid getting grabbed as easily by the CB. This is a very important position to be good at, especially in New England.