AskDefine | Define spline

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1 a flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines
2 a thin strip (wood or metal) [syn: slat]

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spline (plural splines)
  1. A rectangular piece that fits 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.
  2. A flexible strip of metal or other material, that may be bent into a curve and used in a similar manner to a ruler to draw smooth curves between points.
  3. In the context of "mathematics|computing": Any of a number of smooth curves used to join points.

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