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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
SPLICED Defined for Kids

1splice

verb \ˈsplīs\
splicedsplic·ing

Definition of SPLICE for Kids

1
:  to unite (as two ropes) by weaving together
2
:  to unite (as rails or pieces of film) by connecting the ends together

2splice

noun

Definition of SPLICE for Kids

:  the process of joining or a joint made by weaving or connecting the ends together
Medical Dictionary

splice

transitive verb \ˈsplīs\
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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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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