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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

 
osculation of a circle and a curve C

osculation (countable and uncountable, plural osculations)

  1. The action of kissing
  2. A kiss
  3. A close contact
  4. (mathematics) A contact between curves or surfaces, at which point they have a common tangent
  5. (Vedic arithmetic) Determining whether a number is divisible by another by means of certain operations on its digits.

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