from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun The act of kissing; a kiss.
  • noun (Geom.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
  • noun (mathematics) a contact of two curves (or two surfaces) at which they have a common tangent


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin ōsculātiō ("a kissing"), from osculor ("I kiss").


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  • It's a synonym for "kissing".

    April 16, 2008

  • from latin "osculatio," the act of kissing.

    October 2, 2009