Time-slot definition

Continuously repeating interval of time or a time period in which two devices are able to interconnect.
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A defined interval, or slot, of time recognizable by devices and designated for a specific purpose or operation. For example, a T1 facility has a signaling rate of 1.544 Mbps.Therefore, the transmitting timedivision multiplexer (TDM mux) creates a signal with every bit occupying a slot of time of 1 / 1,544,000 second, and the receiving mux monitors the circuit to extract the bits at the same pace. The term is also applied to multibit intervals devoted to a single connection, as in a DS-0 time slot, which is an eight-bit slot in an E/T-carrier voice grade channel. See also channel, circuit, DS-0, E-carrier, multiplexer, signal, signaling rate, T1, T-carrier, TDM, and voice grade.
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Alternative form of timeslot.
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Noun

Singular:
time-slot
Plural:
time-slots