splice

12 ENTRIES FOUND:

1splice

transitive verb \ˈsplīs\

: to join ropes, wires, etc., by weaving or twisting them together

: to join (pieces of film, magnetic tape, etc.) by connecting their ends together

splicedsplic·ing

Full Definition of SPLICE

1
a :  to unite (as two ropes) by interweaving the strands
b :  to unite (as lengths of magnetic tape) by overlapping and securing together two ends
2
:  to unite, link, or insert as if by splicing
3
:  to combine or insert (as genes) by genetic engineering <spliced a human gene for insulin into a bacterium>
splic·er noun

Origin of SPLICE

obsolete Dutch splissen; akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split
First Known Use: circa 1525

Rhymes with SPLICE

2splice

noun

: the place where two things (such as two pieces of rope or film) have been joined by being spliced together

Full Definition of SPLICE

1
:  a joining or joint made by splicing something

Illustration of SPLICE

First Known Use of SPLICE

1627

splice

transitive verb \ˈsplīs\   (Medical Dictionary)
splicedsplic·ing

Medical Definition of SPLICE

: to combine or insert (as genes) by genetic engineering <spliced a human gene for insulin into a bacterium>—see gene-splicing

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