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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.


Synonymssplicing


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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