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1 a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together; "the break was due to an imperfect splice" [syn: splicing]
2 joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together [syn: lap joint]


1 join the ends of; "splice film"
2 perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii" [syn: marry, wed, tie]
3 join together so as to form new genetic combinations; "splice genes"
4 join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /splaɪs/, /splaIs/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪs


  1. A junction or joining of ropes made by splicing them apart.
  2. In the context of "electrical": the electrical and mechanical connection between two pieces of wire or cable.
  3. that part of a bat where the handle joins the blade


junction or joining
electrical and mechanical connection between wires
part of a cricket bat


  1. To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
  2. To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
  3. To unite in marriage.
  4. To unite as if splicing.
    he argues against attempts to splice different genres or species of literature into a single composition.


to unite ropes
to unite as if splicing
  • Portuguese: misturar

Extensive Definition

Splice may refer to:
splice in German: Spleißen
splice in Russian: Сплайс-пластина

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