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(design engineering)
One of a number of equally spaced keys cut integral with a shaft, or similarly, keyways in a hubbed part; the mated pair permits the transmission of rotation or translatory motion along the axis of the shaft.
A strip of wood, metal, or plastic.
(graphic arts)
A flexible strip used in drawing curves.
A function used to approximate a specified function on an interval, consisting of pieces which are defined uniquely on a set of subintervals, usually as polynomials or some other simple form, and which match up with each other and the prescribed function at the end points of the subintervals with a sufficiently high degree of accuracy.


A thin flat piece of wood used between two pieces of heavy subflooring, taking the place of a tongue-and-groove joint; also used as a means of stiffening a miter joint.

spline, false tongue, feather, slip feather, slip tongue

spline, 2
spline, 1
1. A long thin strip of wood or metal which is inserted in a slot formed by two members, each of which is grooved and butted against the other.
2. In a suspended acoustical ceiling, a strip of metal or hard fiber inserted in the slot between adjacent acoustical tiles which butt against each other, forming a concealed mechanical joint.


In computer graphics, a smooth curve that runs through a series of given points. The term is often used to refer to any curve, because long before computers, a spline was a flat, pliable strip of wood or metal that was bent into a desired shape for drawing curves on paper. See Bezier and B-spline.
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STEP 24: When you reach a corner, cut the screen at a 45-degree angle so they don't overlap under the spline.
Endogeneity issues in spline methodology and spline models are to be covered by other studies.
The comparison of different spline curves is given as in Figure 3.
And then the cubic spline function is constructed as follows:
and boundary conditions in equation (3) form a system of PDEs which was solved by using non-polynomial cubic spline method.
The mean square error coefficient of determination adjusted coefficient of determination and DW autocorrelation values with standard errors for cubic spline regression (CSR1 and CSR2) and Wood models were given in Table 1.
modern) mathematical operations: a marriage of that signature invention of modernity, calculus, with computers that used calculus-based splines for the design and mass production of actual physical objects.
If the convex hull of the vectors in X does not contain 0, we define the multivariate spline (or truncated power) [T.
In the crossed roller system, the rotary nut and spline nut form a single unit, with the crossed rollers attached directly to the spline nut's outer cylinder and the support bearing is thinner.
Then buy a concave spline roller (less than $5) and a roll of screen fabric.
In [3] the usage of LCS with pre-adapted limited number of reference levels and the cubic spline for the signal recovery has demonstrated a low volume of the sampled data for the non-stationary input signal.