expansion slot

noun Computers.
a connection in a computer, especially a microcomputer, to which a new board can be added to expand the computer's capabilities.


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expansion slot
a physical electronic interface provided in a computer system to enable extra facilities to be added easily at a later date

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expansion slot definition

A connector in a computer into which an expansion card can be plugged. The connector supplies power to the card and connects it to the data bus, address bus and control signals of the motherboard.

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Example sentences
The relay board plugs into the expansion slot of the microcomputer and has eight independent relays.
The card usually plugs into a computer's expansion slot.
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