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Definition of Spline

Babylon English

slat; long and flexible strip of wood or metal used for drawing curves; any of a series of ridges on a shaft which fit into slots on a corresponding shaft
Spline Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(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.
  
(n.)
A long, flexble piece of wood sometimes used as a ruler.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines
(hypernym) strip
2. a thin strip (wood or metal)
(synonym) slat
(hypernym) strip
(hyponym) lath
(part-holonym) Venetian blind
Spline Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
In order to secure one object on a shaft, longitudinal grooves or splines are cut all around the shaft with matching grooves in the object. In this way the object slides on the shaft for installation so that both the object and the shaft rotate together.
Spline Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
A setting in the EditDV Unplugged Interpolation pop-up that produces movement between key frame settings along curved lines; creating a smooth, flowing motion.
Spline Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Spline may refer to:
  • Spline (mechanical), a mating feature for rotating elements
  • Spline (mathematics), a mathematical function used for interpolation or smoothing
  • Multivariate adaptive regression splines, statistical modelling
  • Smoothing spline, a method of smoothing using a spline function
  • Flat spline, a device to draw curves
  • Spline drive, a type of screw drive
  • Spline (alien beings), fictional alien beings
  • Spline cord, a type of thin rubber cord used to secure a window screen to its frame
  • Spline, otherwise known as Star filler, is a type of plastic cable filler for CAT cable

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Spline Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
A flexible strip used for fairing lines.