spline

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

spline

noun \ˈsplīn\

Definition of SPLINE

1
:  a thin wood or metal strip used in building construction
2
:  a key that is fixed to one of two connected mechanical parts and fits into a keyway in the other; also :  a keyway for such a key
3
:  a function that is defined on an interval, is used to approximate a given function, and is composed of pieces of simple functions defined on subintervals and joined at their endpoints with a suitable degree of smoothness

Origin of SPLINE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1756

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