Splice vs Connection - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between splice and connection

is that splice is (nautical) a junction or joining of ropes made by splicing them together while connection is (uncountable) the act of connecting.

As a verb splice

is to unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.

splice

English

(wikipedia splice)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) A junction or joining of ropes made by splicing them together.
  • (electrical) The electrical and mechanical connection between two pieces of wire or cable.
  • (cricket) That part of a bat where the handle joins the blade.
  • Bonding or joining of overlapping materials.
  • Derived terms

    * bent on a splice * comma splice * cut splice * cunt splice * eye splice * splice tape

    Verb

    (splic)
  • To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
  • To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
  • (slang) To unite in marriage.
  • * 1851 ,
  • But come, it's getting dreadful late, you had better be turning flukes--it's a nice bed; Sal and me slept in that ere bed the night we were spliced .
  • (figuratively) To unite as if splicing.
  • He argues against attempts to splice different genres or species of literature into a single composition.

    Derived terms

    * splice the mainbrace

    connection

    English

    Alternative forms

    * connexion , (abbreviation)

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The act of connecting.
  • The point at which two or more things are connected.
  • the connection between overeating and obesity
    My headache has no connection with me going out last night.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2004 , date=April 15 , author= , title=Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer , work=The Scotsman citation , page= , passage=A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "We can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Jodi Jones. A 45-year-old has also been arrested in connection with allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice. A report on this has been sent to the procurator fiscal." }}
  • A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people.
  • As we were the only people in the room to laugh at the joke, I felt a connection between us.
  • An established communications or transportation link.
  • computers linked by a network connection
    I was talking to him, but there was lightning and we lost the connection .
  • (transport) A transfer from one transportation vehicle to another in scheduled transportation service
  • The bus was late so he missed his connection at Penn Station and had to wait six hours for the next train.
  • A kinship relationship between people.