1 a flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines
2 a thin strip (wood or metal) [syn: slat]
- Rhymes: -aɪn
Nounspline (plural splines)
- 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.
- 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.
- In the context of "mathematics|computing": Any of a number of smooth curves used to join points.
Spline can refer to: