Definition of "splice" [splice]

  • (verb-transitive) To join (two pieces of film, for example) at the ends.
  • (verb-transitive) To join (ropes, for example) by interweaving strands.
  • (verb-transitive) To join (pieces of wood) by overlapping and binding at the ends.
  • (verb-transitive) To join together or insert (segments of DNA or RNA) so as to form new genetic combinations or alter a genetic structure.
  • (verb-transitive) Slang To join in marriage: They went to Las Vegas to get spliced.

Use "splice" in a sentence

  • "The comma splice is also called a comma error, comma blunder, and comma fault, but I find these terms too judgemental."
  • "The easiest way to make a strong splice is to use a barrel swivel and two Palomar knots."
  • "Thanks to a splice from the Chinese chestnut it will no longer be susceptible to Dutch elm and will no longer be stunted."

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