spline
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1756 1. a thin wood or metal strip used in building construction 2. a key that is fixed to one of two connected mechanical parts and fits into a keyway in the other; also a keyway for such a key 3. a function that is defined on an interval, is used to approximate a given function, and is composed of pieces of simple functions defined on subintervals and joined at their endpoints with a suitable degree of smoothness

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  • Spline — can refer to:* Flat spline, a device to draw curves * Rotating spline, a mating mechanism on a driveshaft. * Spline (mathematics), a mathematical function used for interpolation or smoothing. * Spline cord, a type of thin rubber cord used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Spline — 〈[splaın] f. 10; EDV〉 durch Kontrollpunkte bestimmte, mit minimaler Krümmung verlaufende Kurve, die mathematisch beschreibbar ist ● Spline Interpolation [engl., „Kurvenlineal“, eigtl. „Keil; Metall , Holzfeder“] * * * Spline   [von engl. spline… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • spline — [splīn] n. [< E Anglian dial., prob. akin to Norw dial. splindra, a large, flat splinter: for IE base see SPLIT] 1. a long, flat, pliable strip, as of wood or metal, esp. one used in drawing curves 2. a) a flat key or strip that fits into a… …   English World dictionary

  • Spline — Spline, n. 1. A rectangular piece fitting 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 feather; also, sometimes, a groove to receive such a rectangular piece.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spline — [splain] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. spline, Herkunft ungeklärt> biegsames Kurvenlineal, das man zum Zeichnen einer glatten Kurve durch vorgegebene Punkte benutzt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Spline — Spline. См. Шпонка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Spline — 〈[splaın] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: s; EDV〉 durch Kontrollpunkte bestimmte, mit minimaler Krümmung verlaufende Kurve, die mathematisch beschreibbar ist [Etym.: engl., »Kurvenlineal«, eigtl. »Keil; Metall , Holzfeder«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • spline — “long, thin piece of wood or metal,” 1756, from E.Anglian dialect, perhaps from older Dan. splind or N.Fris. splinj …   Etymology dictionary

  • spline — (izg. splȃjn) m DEFINICIJA mat. funkcija koja ima definirane vrijednosti u određenom broju točaka i kojom se mogu dobiti izglađene vrijednosti u obliku krivulje koja spaja sve zadane točke ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Spline — Beispiel eines Splines mit 8 Knoten Geflecht: Die Querstreben verhalten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spline — Cet article possède un paronyme, voir : Spleen. Dans le domaine mathématique de l analyse numérique, une spline est une fonction définie par morceaux par des polynômes. Dans les problèmes d interpolation, la méthode des splines est souvent… …   Wikipédia en Français

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