- The definition of a splice is a joint made by twisting or overlapping the ends.
An example of a splice is the joint made by overlapping two pieces of wood.
- Splice is defined as joining together the ends by weaving or overlapping.
An example of splice is to attach two electrical cords by twisting the end strands together.
splice definition by Webster's New World
- to join or unite (ropes or rope ends) by weaving together the end strands
- to join the ends of (timbers) by overlapping and binding or bolting together
- to fasten the ends of (wire, film, audiotape, etc.) together, as by twisting, soldering, cementing, etc.
- Slang to join in marriage
Origin: Middle Dutch splissen, akin to splitten, to split
- splicer noun
splice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb spliced spliced, splic·ing, splic·es
- a. To join (two pieces of film, for example) at the ends.b. To join (ropes, for example) by interweaving strands.
- To join (pieces of wood) by overlapping and binding at the ends.
- To join together or insert (segments of DNA or RNA) so as to form new genetic combinations or alter a genetic structure.
- Slang To join in marriage: They went to Las Vegas to get spliced.
- A joining by splicing.
- A place where parts have been spliced.
Origin: Obsolete Dutch splissen, from Middle Dutch.
- splicˈer noun
splice - Computer Definition
A permanent or semi-permanent connection between two conductors or cables. A splice in a twisted pair cable is accomplished by mechanical means involving various types of crimps and crimping tools, and is permanent. A splice in a coaxial cable employs barrel connectors and is semi-permanent. A splice in a fiber optic cable can be either a semi-permanent mechanical splice or a permanent fusion splice. A mechanical splice involves a gel-filled plastic or metal crimp sleeve and special crimping tool. A fusion splice entails fusing the glass fibers together at high temperature. See also fusion splice and mechanical splice.
splice - Science Definition