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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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Open the bootlid and stand down on the inside of the boot, the suspension should bounce back quickly as a sorted suspension should, with no slackness.
MUNICH -- Skin elasticity and bone mineral density correlate so closely that increased skin slackness during menopause should prompt a bone mineral density test, Dr.
Bolton almost paid for a moment of defensive slackness when Christian Dailly's header went wide.
Skin elasticity and bone mineral density correlate so closely that any noticeable increase in skin slackness occurring during menopause should prompt a bone mineral density measurement, Dr.
In particular, they are interested in the relationship between the rate of inflation and the slackness of the economy, that is, the short-run Phillips curve.
His or her royal slackness wins VIP passes to the L.
In his best works - and almost all of them are here - he shows a similar economy of means, rescuing a soda siphon or an accordion, a bunch of keys or a bowler hat, from any slackness of form or nagging detail.
The purposefulness of the old commander sharply contrasts with the slackness of the new, more humane commander.
The PKI, however, will have to take stern steps if the government shows slackness to resolve farmers' problems through negotiations," he added.
Sindh police personnel were as alert as they could be, unlike their usual slackness which they show whenever there is no 'VIP' around.
He warned that any slackness by concerned officials will not be tolerated.
The CADD Ministry has also appealed for Cooperation to several well known bodies including World Bank, which had also agreed to help them, but the Project still remains immaterialized due to slackness and negligence of CADD Ministry.