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splice

splice

 
 
pronunciation:
splaIs
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spliced, splices, splicing
definition 1: to join (pieces of film, tape, or the like) at the ends.
The old film had broken in several places, but the editor was able to splice the pieces.
definition 2: to bind together (pieces of rope) by interweaving strands.
similar words:
twine, twist
definition 3: to join together (pieces of wood, broken bones, or the like) by overlapping and binding the ends.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a union or joint made by splicing.
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derivation: splicer (n.)
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  film