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As in "the timeslot given khổng lồ completing the task". Would also be interested to lớn hear if there"s different usages for different scenargame ios.


According lớn dictionary.com, it should be two separate words "time slot".

This useful article on compound words offers the following advice:

Many of them are found in the dictionary và are not subject to our interpretation, our judgment, or our whlặng. Start with your dictionary before applying any other guidelines.

I would be inclined to follow that advice, & use the dictionary version: time slot.

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It seems that time slot is currently most common, but that doesn’t prevent you from adhering to lớn more (or less) traditional approaches.

Here is the google n-gram of the variants in use since 1940.


And it is always worth browsing at more venerable sources such as The New Yorker’s inimitable Comma Queen, Mary Norris, or, indeed, Wiktionary.


Both timeslot and time slot are acceptable. You will find an equal amount of dictionaries containing either.

Regarding the hyphenated version, there"s been a general trover to move sầu away from hyphenated compound words over the past 40 years. A common, historical pattern is that two words — say, time slot — will be joined by a hyphen for a time — time-slot — and then be joined inkhổng lồ one word — timeslot. tamquoccola.com is moving away from this & joining languages lượt thích German, where words are advantageously and immediately linked khổng lồ one another.


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