Meaning of SPLICE in English

SPLICE

I. ˈsplīs transitive verb

( spliced ; splic·ing )

Etymology: obsolete Dutch splissen; akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split

Date: circa 1525

1.

a. : to unite (as two ropes) by interweaving the strands

b. : to unite (as lengths of magnetic tape) by overlapping and securing together two ends

2. : to unite, link, or insert as if by splicing

3. : to combine or insert (as genes) by genetic engineering

spliced a human gene for insulin into a bacterium

• splic·er noun

II. noun

Date: 1627

1. : a joining or joint made by splicing something

2. : marriage , wedding

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