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splice

 (splīs)
tr.v. spliced, splic·ing, splic·es
1.
a. To join (two pieces of film, for example) at the ends.
b. To join (ropes, for example) by interweaving strands.
2. To join (pieces of wood) by overlapping and binding at the ends.
3. To join together or insert (segments of DNA or RNA) so as to form new genetic combinations or alter a genetic structure.
4. Slang To join in marriage: They went to Las Vegas to get spliced.
n.
1. A joining by splicing.
2. A place where parts have been spliced.

[Obsolete Dutch splissen, from Middle Dutch.]

splic′er n.

splice

(splaɪs)
vb (tr)
1. to join (two ropes) by intertwining the strands
2. to join up the trimmed ends of (two pieces of wire, film, magnetic tape, etc) with solder or an adhesive material
3. (Forestry) to join (timbers) by overlapping and binding or bolting the ends together
4. (passive) informal to enter into marriage: the couple got spliced last Saturday.
5. (Nautical Terms) splice the mainbrace nautical history to issue and partake of an extra allocation of alcoholic spirits
n
6. (Knots) a join made by splicing
7. the place where such a join occurs
8. (Cricket) the wedge-shaped end of a cricket-bat handle or similar instrument that fits into the blade
[C16: probably from Middle Dutch splissen; related to German spleissen, Swedish splitsa; see split]
ˈsplicer n

splice

(splaɪs)

v. spliced, splic•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to join together or unite (rope) by the interweaving of strands.
2. to unite (timbers, spars, or the like) by overlapping and binding their ends.
3. to unite (film, magnetic tape, or the like) by butting and cementing.
4. to join or unite.
5. to join (segments of DNA or RNA) together.
6. Informal. to unite in marriage.
n.
7. a joining of two ropes or parts of a rope by splicing.
8. the union or junction made by splicing.
[1515–25; < earlier Dutch splissen (now splitsen)]
splice′a•ble, adj.
splic′er, n.

splice

(splīs)
To join together genes or gene fragments or to insert them into a cell or other structure, such as a virus. In genetic engineering, scientists splice together genetic material to produce new genes or to alter a genetic structure.
graft, splice - A graft is one thing attached to another by insertion or implantation so it becomes part of it; a splice is the joining of two things end-to-end to make a new whole.
See also related terms for insertion.

splice


Past participle: spliced
Gerund: splicing

Imperative
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Present
I splice
you splice
he/she/it splices
we splice
you splice
they splice
Preterite
I spliced
you spliced
he/she/it spliced
we spliced
you spliced
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Present Continuous
I am splicing
you are splicing
he/she/it is splicing
we are splicing
you are splicing
they are splicing
Present Perfect
I have spliced
you have spliced
he/she/it has spliced
we have spliced
you have spliced
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Past Continuous
I was splicing
you were splicing
he/she/it was splicing
we were splicing
you were splicing
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Past Perfect
I had spliced
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we had spliced
you had spliced
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Future
I will splice
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be splicing
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been splicing
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would splice
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splice - a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together; "the break was due to an imperfect splice"
junction, conjunction - something that joins or connects
2.splice - joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them togethersplice - joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
Verb1.splice - join the ends of; "splice film"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
splice - join together so as to form new genetic combinations; "splice genes"
2.splice - perform a marriage ceremonysplice - perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
officiate - act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding; "Who officiated at your wedding?"
solemnise, solemnize - perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies
3.splice - join together so as to form new genetic combinations; "splice genes"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
splice - join the ends of; "splice film"
4.splice - join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"
piece - join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
interlace, intertwine, lace, twine, enlace, entwine - spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"

splice

verb join, unite, graft, marry, wed, knit, mesh, braid, intertwine, interweave, yoke, plait, entwine, interlace, intertwist He taught me to edit and splice film.
Translations
liittääpleissatapleissipujos
épisserretassure

splice

[splaɪs]
A. VT
1. [+ rope, tape etc] → empalmar, juntar
to get splicedcasarse
2. (Naut) → ayustar
B. Nempalme m, junta f

splice

[ˈsplaɪs] vt
[+ tape, film] → coller
[+ rope] → épisser

splice

nVerbindung f; (of ropes also)Spleiß m (spec); (of tapes, film also)Klebung f; (of wood also)Fuge f
vt ropesspleißen (spec); tapes, film(zusammen)kleben; pieces of wood etcverfugen; to splice something togetheretw zusammenfügen; to get spliced (inf)sich verehelichen (hum)

splice

[splaɪs] vt (rope, film) → giuntare; (wood) → calettare
References in classic literature ?
The staffs themselves were like ships' masts, with topmasts spliced on in true nautical fashion, with shrouds, ratlines, gaffs, and flag-halyards.
After a long interval, however, 'The Perseverance'--for that was her name--was spoken somewhere in the vicinity of the ends of the earth, cruising along as leisurely as ever, her sails all bepatched and be quilted with rope-yarns, her spars fished with old pipe staves, and her rigging knotted and spliced in every possible direction.
It had been many times broken and spliced, so that he had discarded it for a better one long before.
Up he clambered a few feet, drew up the loose end after him, unslung his belt, held on with knee and with elbow while he spliced the long, tough leathern belt to the end of the cord: then lowering himself as far as he could go, he swung backwards and forwards until his hand reached the crack, when he left the rope and clung to the face of the cliff.
They toiled their way to the farther end of the tunnel, then made their spliced kite-strings fast and moved on.
But come, it's getting dreadful late, you had better be turning flukes --it's a nice bed: Sal and me slept in that ere bed the night we were spliced. There's plenty room for two to kick about in that bed; it's an almighty big bed that.
Her bowsprit cocked up like an old-fashioned frigate's; her jib-boom had been fished and spliced and nailed and clamped beyond further repair; and as she hove herself forward, and sat down on her broad tail, she looked for all the world like a blowzy, frousy, bad old woman sneering at a decent girl.
The only per son I could think of for that service was a certain Johnson, formerly captain of a country ship, but now spliced to a country wife and gone utterly to the bad.
A gene can give rise to multiple RNA messages, each resulting in a different protein variant, or "isoform." Many diseases have been associated with errors or variations in the way that RNA is spliced.
The tensile resistance of spliced bars can be increased by better confinement in the spliced region.
OCT4, a crucial pluripotency marker in embryonic stem/carcinoma cells generates several spliced variants in different cell types and cancers.