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a. The act of kissing.
b. A kiss.
2. Mathematics A contact, as between two curves or surfaces, at three or more common points.
os′cu·la·to′ry (ŏs′kyə-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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1. (Mathematics) maths Also called: tacnode a point at which two branches of a curve have a common tangent, each branch extending in both directions of the tangent
2. rare the act or an instance of kissing
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os•cu•la•tion(ˌɒs kyəˈleɪ ʃən)
1. the act of kissing.
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|Noun||1.||osculation - (mathematics) a contact of two curves (or two surfaces) at which they have a common tangent|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
contact - the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
|2.||osculation - the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)|
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
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