Definition of Spline

1. Noun. A flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines.

Generic synonyms: Strip



2. Noun. A thin strip (wood or metal).
Exact synonyms: Slat
Specialized synonyms: Lath, Fin, Louver, Louvre, Splat, Lag, Stave
Generic synonyms: Strip
Group relationships: Venetian Blind
Derivative terms: Slat, Slat

Definition of Spline

1. n. A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together; a feather; also, sometimes, a groove to receive such a rectangular piece.

Definition of Spline

1. Noun. A rectangular piece that fits grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together. ¹

2. Noun. A flexible strip of metal or other material, that may be bent into a curve and used in a similar manner to a ruler to draw smooth curves between points. ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics computing) Any of a number of smooth curves used to join points. ¹

4. Verb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spline

1. to provide with a spline (a key that connects two rotating mechanical parts) [v SPLINED, SPLINING, SPLINES]

Medical Definition of Spline

1. 1. A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together; a feather; also, sometimes, a groove to receive such a rectangular piece. 2. A long, flexble piece of wood sometimes used as a ruler. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spline

spliced
spliceosomal
spliceosome
spliceosomes
splicer
splicers
splices
splicing
splicing endonuclease
splicings
splicosome
splif
spliff
spliffs
splifs
spline (current term)
splined
splines
splining
splint
splint bone
splinted
splinted abutment
splinter
splinter bar
splinter bars
splinter group
splinter groups
splinter haemorrhages
splinter parties

Literary usage of Spline

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1. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"... 10 spline Fittings Permanent FU To mid« when D Under Load To Bude when Under ID-spline FITTINGS FOR AUTOMOBILES From Sixth Report of Broaches Division ..."

2. SAS/IML 9.1 by SAS Institute (2004)
"In general, a smoothing spline will not pass through any data pair exactly. ... As the smooth parameter gets very large, the spline will approximate a ..."

3. Sas/stat 9.1 User's Guide by SAS Institute, Virginia Clark (2004)
"Zero degree spline variables are categorized before the first iteration. proc ... Internally, with spline, a B-spline basis is used to find the ..."

4. Broaching Practice: A Treatise on the Commercial Application of the by Edward K. Hammond (1921)
"Sample T: Six-spline 1 7/16-inch hole; outside diameter, 1 11/16 inch; width of spline, % inch; 4 inches long; 25 per hour. Sample U: Six-spline hole; ..."

5. Mechanical World and Engineering Record (1881)
"A very popular form of end connexion is a spline, where longitudinal grooves ... There is a stress concentration at the spline roots due to the full torque ..."

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