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splice (v.)

1520s, originally a sailors' word, from Middle Dutch splissen "to splice" (Dutch splitsen), from Proto-Germanic *spli-, from PIE root *(s)plei- "to split, splice" (see flint). The Dutch word was borrowed in French as épisser. Used of motion picture film from 1912; of DNA from 1975. Related: Spliced; splicing; splicer.

splice (n.)

1620s (implied in splicing), first recorded in writing of Capt. John Smith, from splice (v.). Motion picture film sense is from 1923. In colloquial use, "marriage union, wedding" (1830).

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Definitions of splice
1
splice (v.)
join the ends of;
splice film
splice (v.)
perform a marriage ceremony;
The couple got spliced on Hawaii
Synonyms: marry / wed / tie
splice (v.)
join together so as to form new genetic combinations;
splice genes
splice (v.)
join by interweaving strands;
2
splice (n.)
a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together;
the break was due to an imperfect splice
Synonyms: splicing
splice (n.)
joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together;
Synonyms: lap joint
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