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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 messaging app for team collaboration 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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As Hieatt, Bishop, and Nicholson record, all except commix and slackly are to be found in at least one, and usually in several, Shakespeare plays, besides Cymbeline.
He said: "We started off slackly - we sat off them and didn't deal with the high ball that Ulrik Laursen played up to the strikers.
Mortality and sitcoms: his hypnagogics, those and the slackly leaning winter sunlight.
Even though his co-writers include Dick Clements and Ian La Frenais, the successful comedy-drama team behind TV hits such as Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Porridge and The Likely Lads, Honest is so slackly filmed that its few good jokes just fall flat.
The weakness of this book is that it is, in places, slackly argued.
Credo," the next-to-last poem in Friction, is a tour de force of comic-vatic summation; it is the kind of poem you can easily imagine being loudly declaimed to a pleased audience, and poems of this kind often become too slackly aimed at applause.
There were no buttons any more, and above the slackly fastened belt I could see the message inscribed on the T-shirt he was wearing instead of pyjamas.
In theory at least, the three crosses with their burdens should provide an emotional and meditational focus but I found, as I often do, that a modern, well-nourished man lounging slackly on the cross supplied an inadequate stimulus to compassionate response.
Coordination Problems: Postmodernism is said to constitute a coherent period, one that is essentially different from a preceding period, variously referred to as modernism," "modernity," or, more slackly, "the modern age.
We started slackly and gave Bolton a goal, but we got ourselves into it only to concede a goal like that right on the stroke of half-time.
his left arm hung slackly, but he didn't notice it; the last joint of the fingers had taken the worst of the blows, blood seeped from beneath the broken nails, dripped to the floor.