Definitions for: Osculation


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Os`cu*la"tion, n. [L. osculatio a kissing: cf. F.
osculation.]
1. The act of kissing; a kiss.

2. (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. --Brande & C.

Synonyms: buss, kiss

See Also: contact, deep kiss, French kiss, smack, smooch, soul kiss, touch, touching

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