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# osculation

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

• n. The act of kissing.
• n. A kiss.
• n. Mathematics A contact, as between two curves or surfaces, at three or more common points.

• n. The action of kissing
• n. A kiss
• n. A close contact
• n. A contact between curves or surfaces, at which point they have a common tangent
• n. Determining whether a number is divisible by another by means of certain operations on its digits.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• n. The act of kissing; a kiss.
• n. The contact of one curve with another, when the number of consecutive points of the latter through which the former passes suffices for the complete determination of the former curve.

### from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

• n. A kiss.
• n. In geometry, the contact between a curve and another which osculates it. See osculate.
• n. A point of undulation where a right line has four or more coincident points in common with a curve.