The term Slot is an idiom that refers to a hollow in the throat above the breastbone. It derives from the late 14c. word slot, which has several meanings. The word is also a synonym of slod, an Old Norse word meaning “hole.” Slot first appeared in the English language in the 1520s, and the term slot machine is from 1888. A slot is a part of the DOM that separates different objects.
A single utterance can contain multiple slots, or none of them at all. Once the bot identifies the slots, it can map those entities to them. For example, a user can map a hotel booking request to a custom slot type, like a date or the number of rooms the user needs. A user can add slots to an utterance from the Slots or Uterance tabs, by typing the name of the desired slot.
The term Slot has many uses in the world of sports. The most common is as a term for the rectangular space between the goaltender and the center of the ice. It can also refer to the fourth position of a flying display. The word is related to the Old English verb sleuth, and is cognate with German Schloss. The name’slot’ was used in the 17th century to describe a square area that would be open in a plane, and in other contexts as a space between two lines on a board.
A common use for a slot is as a container for reusable functionality. A v-bind directive can pass a function to a scoped slot, which makes them extremely versatile. Many libraries use scoped slots for reusable components, such as buttons. The v-slot name is an alias for #, and its corresponding HTML can be used for other elements and components. This is a good option for reusable components, and the slot provides a flexible way to pass around reusable functionality without compromising on quality.