Osculation meaning

ŏskyə-lāshən
The action of kissing.
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A close contact.
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(mathematics) A contact between curves or surfaces, at which point they have a common tangent.
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A contact, as between two curves or surfaces, at three or more common points.
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(Vedic arithmetic) Determining whether a number is divisible by another by means of certain operations on its digits.
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Origin of osculation

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

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