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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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This is a rich, rich country." A moment later, the same man bemoans the foreigners who have taken it all away: "This the slackest country, man.
Europe-wide standards are needed to prevent "waste tourism" where waste is transported from one country to another in search of the slackest regulations.The rapporteur had tabled a series of further amendments dealing with the definition of waste and incineration plants, which the plenum approved.
Nowhere is this appetite more evident than in The Guermantes Way (1920-21), the third volume of the Recherche: preeminently the book of mondanite, The Guermantes Way is therefore, as Gilles Deleuze suggests, preeminently the book of waste.(7) According to the recuperative logic of the Recherche, however, nothing ever really goes to waste: what looks like its slackest, least "composed," volume may in fact constitute the transitional center of the work as a whole; as for the activity described in this volume, what looks like so much aimless, profligate hanging out around so many vacuous aristocrats turns out, in the best tradition of the Bildungsroman, to have been the decisive passage from adolescence to adulthood.(8)
According to returns from 171 tool shops, those in the South Central region saw the greatest upsurge in bookings, while the slackest sector was the West.
Assumptions about the lab's busiest and slackest periods were corrected somewhat by the audit results.
However, the World Bank expects the Chinese economy to grow by 7.4 percent this year and that will be the slackest in 24 years.
The World Bank and other analysts expect the economy to expand by 7.4 per cent this year, the slackest in 24 years, and a hair's breadth from the 7.5 per cent target.