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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

slack

1. Coal of relatively fine size, usually not exceeding 2½ in. (6.35 cm) in diameter; often screenings.
2. Fitting loosely.
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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.
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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 collaboration software.
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In general, wives appreciated getting "cut some slack" in terms of household activities; feeling wanted; and receiving expressions of warmth and affection.
Again, Boston's starting pitching was inadequate, although Erik Bedard should be cut some slack. He pitched hurt, with a pulled back muscle and sore left knee hampering him, and was burned when rookie Josh Reddick muffed Vladimir Guerrero's two-out liner to right in the third.
Like most of us who hail from this neck of the woods, he will have been prepared to cut some slack. We're not quick to judge, we take as we find and we're happy to give others the benefit of the doubt.
NEIL WARNOCK feels Kevin Doyle deserves to be cut some slack.
And Strauss insists Flower, 44, should be cut some slack to extend his time at the top.
When Charles mentioned a few weeks ago that "bigotry" was at the core of the move to place Rangers in the Third Division he was cut some slack because, as an Englishman, he didn't use that word in the context in which it's used in everyday life in Scotland.
When the event returned to Lytham in 2001 Woods was "only" 25th, but he had just completed his "Tiger Slam" three months earlier, so he can be cut some slack there.
Beard has admitted that it's 'definitely weird' to see Phelps becoming a celebrity tabloid star, but she thinks he should be cut some slack.
Yes, he is a nine-year-old, but sprinters have a longer life than most and I quite like him now he has been cut some slack, especially with competent stable apprentice Gary Bartley taking off another 7lb.
Rightly, he will be cut some slack because never has a squad assessment been undertaken in such a harsh and glaring spotlight.