In a MEAL book or utterance, the word slot means a narrow depression or perforation for receiving a piece that slides into it. A slot also refers to a deer track: the path taken by a bloodhound following the trail of a wounded deer. In other contexts, a slot can refer to an opening, a space in a table, or a hole in a wall.

Adding a slot to an utterance

In natural language processing, we often use placeholders for words like “Service” in our utterances. These words represent a variable in the sentence, and they can be either human or animal names. When an utterance contains a Slot, it means that the variable is a word or phrase that determines the outcome of the sentence. In this example, “Service” was used more than once, for the intent of finding a service.

Adding a slot to a MEAL book

The slot machine attendants use a MEAL book to log events that occur on the machine. The name MEAL stands for “machine entry authorization log” or “machine entry authorization log card.” These logs capture events, but they do not record the precise resolution or who did it. Therefore, the MEAL book is an alternative low-tech method for recording slot machine events. However, this method is less secure than many people might assume.

Adding a slot to a hopper fill slip

You can add a slot to a hopper fill slide by editing the hopper’s GUI. By default, the hopper GUI is called item hopper. To change this, either place a block in the hopper’s first slot, or use the data command in Java Edition. For example, in Minecraft, if you place a stone in the first slot of a chest, the hopper will only try to pull the stone from that slot.