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splice

the wedge-shaped end of a cricket-bat handle or similar instrument that fits into the blade

Splice

To connect, unite, or join two similar members, wires, columns or pieces; usually in a straight line, by fastening the lapped ends with mechanical end-connectors, or by welding.

butt splice

A butt joint, which is further secured by nailing a piece of wood to each side of a butt joint.

lap splice

A splice made by placing one piece on top of another and fastening them together with pins, nails, screws, bolts, rivets, or similar devices.

splice

[splīs]
(electricity)
A joint used to connect two lengths of conductor with good mechanical strength and good conductivity.
(engineering)
To unite two parts, such as rope or wire, to form a continuous length.
(graphic arts)
To join two pieces of film together.

splice

To connect, unite, or join two similar members, columns, pieces, wires, etc., usually in a straight line, by fastening lapped ends by means of mechanical end connectors, by welding, etc.

splice

To permanently fasten two string-like objects together such as copper wires, optical fibers or magnetic tape. See mechanical splice and fusion splice.
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The design philosophy surrounding the FITEL S122 series is to deliver high-quality splices easily and precisely, no matter the user's skill level, and no matter the splicing environment," said Jason Greene, fusion splicer product manager for Furukawa America.
Splicing refers to a process in which an RNA message copied from information encoded in a gene is edited before it is able to serve as a blueprint for the manufacture of a specific protein.
The findings also helped to identify a protein that regulates some of the alternative splicing and then goes on to change dramatically in its expression during the postnatal period.
Preconfigured piecing cycles and coordinated splicing components
Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), in collaboration with their counterparts from Canada, Hong Kong and the United States followed their previous study on a genome-wide investigation of gene functions in hESCs, and found that splicing factors, such as the protein known as SON, are key regulators of hESC maintenance.
The RNA binding protein YB-1 binds A/C-rich exon enhancers and stimulates splicing of the CD44 alternative exon v4.
On the other hand, other school of researchers [2][12][13] observed that splicing patterns have species variations, suggesting that splice sites may be species dependent.
According to Vetter, "Rough estimates point to approximately $30 million in labor savings alone by simply moving from the current splicing techniques to the new cold-splice devices.
TomCat plus incorporates passive diameter alignment splicing technology, resulting in a repeatable and consistent low loss results required for the increased reliability and performance for today's data center, enterprise network, outside plant, structured cabling, and FTTx applications.
Clive and Elsa have been splicing DNA from different animals to create new hybrids, whose complex genetic structure could provide numerous medical breakthroughs.
Sam Moore had an excellent article in the February 2009 issue of Farm Collector on the need for splicing check wire.
Designed for quick and simple splicing it is a really clever way of splicing rope to create either a longsplice or an eyesplice with or without a thimble.