In the American Heritage Dictionary (the fifth edition, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company), “Slot” refers to a narrow opening. It may also refer to a position. For example, in airplanes, a slot on the leading edge of the wing allows airflow. The term “slot” also refers to the slot used by airlines to receive and deliver mail. But what exactly is a slot?
Each slot machine has a pay table which lists the amount of credits you can win if certain symbols line up. Many symbols have multiple meanings, which are listed on the machine’s face. Older machines often feature pay tables above and below the wheel, while video slot machines list them in the help menu. The pay table is the most important part of playing slots, because it affects your chances of winning. You must know what to look for if you want to maximize your winnings.
The Dialog Engine recognizes several words or phrases as synonyms of the same slot. For example, an entity value like “New York” may have multiple synonyms, such as “Big Apple” or “New York City.” You can enable synonyms by checking the Allow Synonyms checkbox. After that, you can type a synonym into the Enter Synonym field next to the value of the slot type. If you don’t want to use the synonym, you can delete it.