- 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.
transitive verbspliced, splic′ing
- to join or unite (ropes or rope ends) by weaving together the end strands
- to join the ends of (pieces of lumber) by overlapping and binding or bolting together
- to fasten the ends of (wire, film, audiotape, etc.) together, as by twisting, soldering, cementing, etc.
- Genetics in fashioning recombinant DNA, to insert (a gene, DNA, etc.) into genetic material that has had some portion of its DNA removed
Origin of spliceMiddle Dutch splissen, akin to splitten, to split
transitive verbspliced, 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 of spliceObsolete Dutch splissen from Middle Dutch
(third-person singular simple present splices, present participle splicing, simple past and past participle spliced)
- To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
- To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
- (slang) To unite in marriage.
- (figuratively) To unite as if splicing.
- He argues against attempts to splice different genres or species of literature into a single composition.
From Dutch splissen (obsolete); akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split. First known use: circa 1525
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.