Definition of

Splice

  1. (noun, artifact) a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
  2. (noun, artifact) joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
  3. (verb, contact) join the ends of
  4. (verb, social) perform a marriage ceremony
    We were wed the following week
    The couple got spliced on Hawaii
  5. (verb, contact) join together so as to form new genetic combinations
  6. (verb, contact) join by interweaving strands

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Synonyms of Splice

lap joint, marry, splicing, tie, wed

Alternate forms of Splice

Derivations: splice, splicer, splicing

Hyponyms: piece, solemnise, solemnize

Hypernyms: conjoin, conjunction, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, join, joint, junction, lace, officiate, twine

Origin of the word Splice

  1. 1524, originally a sailors' word, from M.Du. splissen "to splice," ult. from PIE *(s)plei- "to split, splice" (see flint). The Du. word was borrowed in Fr. as ?pisser. Used of motion picture film from 1912; of DNA from 1975. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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