: a thin wood or metal strip used in building construction
: 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
: 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
Examples of spline in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe rear axle hub bolt may fatigue and break, according to the notice, which can result in damage to the axle hub splines.—Emily Deletter, The Courier-Journal, 3 Jan. 2024 In 1968 two professors founded the pioneering graphics hardware company Evans & Sutherland; by 1978, fundamental rendering and visualization techniques disclosed in doctoral dissertations included the Warnock algorithm, Gouraud shading, the Catmull-Rom spline, and the Blinn-Phong reflection model.—IEEE Spectrum, 9 June 2023 Run the blade along the outside of the spline to cut the screen material away, being careful not to cut the spline or the screen on the inside of the spline.—Kamron Sanders, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 June 2022 Align the drive splines inside the wheel with the drive cog and press the wheel into place.—Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 17 Mar. 2023 The splines should fit snugly into the kerfs but should also slide freely.—Paul Steiner, Popular Mechanics, 24 Mar. 2023 Half-shafts are massive ball-spline units, necessary when an independent suspension with more than nine inches of travel is paired with three motors with the combined twist of 1200 pound-feet of torque.—K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 4 Oct. 2021 Use a small screwdriver to pry the spline out at its end.—Kamron Sanders, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 June 2022 The seven butcher block techniques shown here are: dowel pins, throughbolt, spline-joint, nail pins, glue-joint, direct-nailing, and a top made using teak parquet flooring.—Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2021 See More
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