osculation


osculation

noun

  1. the act of kissing.
  2. a kiss.
  3. close contact.
  4. Geometry. the contact between two osculating curves or the like.

noun

  1. Also called: tacnode maths 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

n.“kissing; a kiss,” 1650s, from Latin osculationem (nominative osculatio), noun of action from past participle stem of osculari (see osculate).

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