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Osculatory   Listen
adjective
Osculatory  adj.  
1.
Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing. "The osculatory ceremony."
2.
(Geom.) Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation; as, a circle may be osculatory with a curve, at a given point.
Osculatory circle. (Geom.) See Osculating circle of a curve, under Circle.
Osculatory plane (to a curve of double curvature), a plane which passes through three successive points of the curve.
Osculatory sphere (to a line of double curvature), a sphere passing through four consecutive points of the curve.






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