I am reading a document about Bézier splines. A Bézier spline seems to be a combination of low-degree (typical 2, 3 or 4) Bézier curves. Reading the Wikipedia article about composite Bézier curves, it seems to me that Bézier splines and composite Bézier curves are two expressions to refer to the same concept. Is this correct? If not, what's the difference between them?

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    $\begingroup$ "...Some authors even call a C0 composite Bézier curve a "Bézier spline";[5] the latter term is however used by other authors as a synonym for the (non-composite) Bézier curve, and they add "composite" in front of "Bézier spline" to denote the composite case..." - Seems up to personal taste. $\endgroup$ – Chris says Reinstate Monica Jan 13 '18 at 19:40
  • $\begingroup$ What would a non-composite Bézier curve be? Just a regular Bézier curve? So, is that statement saying that some people call Bézier curves Bézier splines? Btw, you should at least link us to that statement. $\endgroup$ – nbro Jan 13 '18 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ It's right from the Wiki page you linked to, just a few sentences down. $\endgroup$ – Chris says Reinstate Monica Jan 13 '18 at 20:13

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