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English noun: splice

1. splice (artifact) a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together

SamplesThe break was due to an imperfect splice.


Broader (hypernym)conjunction, junction

2. splice (artifact) joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together

Synonymslap joint

Broader (hypernym)joint

English verb: splice

1. splice (contact) join the ends of

SamplesSplice film.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join

Verb groupsplice

2. splice (social) perform a marriage ceremony

SamplesThe minister married us on Saturday.
We were wed the following week.
The couple got spliced on Hawaii.

Synonymsmarry, tie, wed

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)officiate

Narrower (hyponym)solemnise, solemnize

Verb groupconjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry, wed

3. splice (contact) join together so as to form new genetic combinations

SamplesSplice genes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join

Verb groupsplice

4. splice (contact) join by interweaving strands

SamplesSplice the wires.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine

Narrower (hyponym)piece

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