Definition of expansion slot in English:

expansion slot


  • A place in a computer where an expansion card can be inserted.

    • ‘If a nurse wants reference programs, he or she should purchase a handheld computer that has an expansion slot for memory.’
    • ‘The main card body includes a coupling portion for coupling the expansion card to an expansion slot of the computer.’
    • ‘The rocker power switch is mounted on an expansion slot, so you can easily turn it on and off with the simple flick of a switch on the rear of your computer.’
    • ‘In addition to featuring a smaller form factor, the device has an expansion slot for portable memory and it includes a built-in camera.’
    • ‘The company designed the card because PDAs typically contain a single expansion slot, and may not have WiFi built in.’


expansion slot

/ikˈspanSHən ˌslät//ekˈspanSHən ˌslät/