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splice

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transitive verb \ˈsplīs\

Definition of splice

spliced

splicing

  1. 1a :  to unite (as two ropes) by interweaving the strandsb :  to unite (as lengths of magnetic tape) by overlapping and securing together two ends

  2. 2 :  to unite, link, or insert as if by splicing

  3. 3 :  to combine or insert (as genes) by genetic engineering <spliced a human gene for insulin into a bacterium>

splicer

noun

Origin and Etymology of splice

obsolete Dutch splissen; akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split


First Known Use: circa 1525


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splice

noun

Definition of splice

  1. 1 :  a joining or joint made by splicing something

  2. 2 :  marriage, wedding

Illustration of splice

1627

First Known Use of splice

1627



SPLICE Defined for English Language Learners

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splice

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transitive verb \ˈsplīs\

Definition of splice for English Language Learners

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

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


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splice

noun

Definition of splice for English Language Learners

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


SPLICE Defined for Kids

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splice

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verb \ˈsplīs\

Definition of splice for Students

spliced

splicing

  1. 1 :  to unite (as two ropes) by weaving together

  2. 2 :  to unite (as rails or pieces of film) by connecting the ends together


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splice

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noun

Definition of splice for Students

  1. :  the process of joining or a joint made by weaving or connecting the ends together


Medical Dictionary

splice

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transitive verb \ˈsplīs\

Medical Definition of splice

spliced

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splicing

  1. :  to join together or insert (as segments of RNA or DNA) to form new genetic combinations <spliced a human gene for insulin into a bacterium>—see gene-splicing


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