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slack

1
1. 
a. a patch of water without current
b. a slackening of a current
2. Prosody (in sprung rhythm) the unstressed syllable or syllables

slack

2
small pieces of coal with a high ash content

slack

[slak]
(engineering)
Looseness or play in a mechanism, as the play in the trigger of a small-arms weapon.
(geology)
A hollow or depression between lines of shore dunes or in a sandbank or mudbank on a shore.

slack

1. Coal of relatively fine size, usually not exceeding 2½ in. (6.35 cm) in diameter; often screenings.
2. Fitting loosely.

slack

(operating system)
Internal fragmentation. Space allocated to a disk file but not actually used to store useful information.

slack

(jargon)
In the theology of the Church of the SubGenius, a mystical substance or quality that is the prerequisite of all human happiness.

Since Unix files are stored compactly, except for the unavoidable wastage in the last block or fragment, it might be said that "Unix has no slack".

See ha ha only serious.

Slack

A popular workplace collaboration application from Slack Technologies (www.slack.com). Introduced in 2013 and originally developed as a tool for its own video game development, Slack lets people organize chat "channels" for projects, departments, groups of users, etc., all of which reside in a sidebar. Messages can also be made private, and files can be shared by dropping them into a channel.

Documents can be searched, and social media, cloud storage and other services can be plugged in to keep all communications in one place. Available as a freemium product, the paid versions offer many more features, including tech support, usage statistics and unlimited searching and service integration. See collaborative software.
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Slack is, similar to many other things on the internet, a box that you can type into.
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