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spline

[splīn]
(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.
(engineering)
A strip of wood, metal, or plastic.
(graphic arts)
A flexible strip used in drawing curves.
(mathematics)
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.

Spline

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.

spline

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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We histopolated the function f (x) = 1/[x.sup.2], x [member of] [-2, -0.1], on uniform grid for n = 8 and central spline knots [[xi].sub.i] = ([xi.sub.i-1] + [x.sub.i])/2, i = 2, ..., n - 1.
Prediction of the wear is very significant for designing aero-engine spline couplings with high performance.
A cubic spline curve fitting algorithm is employed to fit the variation (the subtracted data) of each measurement point to a surface.
These results show that the developed computer model can predict the critical speeds and flutter instability speeds of a guided spline circular saw with a very good accuracy.
The model fit R summary output for the penalized spline fit using the AICc to get the degrees of freedom is provided in Appendix C.
On band circulant matrices in the periodic spline interpolation theory.
The analytical expression of [R.sub.s] for the frictionless rigid model has been already defined in [12], where it has been found that deformations exert little effects on load transfer in frictionless spline couplings.
The microhardness in region 1 located in the symmetrical line of a spline tooth was roughly equal to that of the initial sample.
The reconstruction of [psi]([eta]) in the free molecule regime and continuum regime for different moments (m) by cubic spline is shown in Figure 2, where the references are from Lai et al.
If f([x.sub.1i], [x.sub.2i], ..., [x.sub.li]) is approached with a truncated spline function.
The parameters B1 and B2 for the polynomial model demonstrated that these parameters for QTc Spline lie closer to zero, that is, a flat line (Figures 3 and 4).
STEP 24: When you reach a corner, cut the screen at a 45-degree angle so they don't overlap under the spline.