
Definition of Osculate
1. Verb. Be intermediate between two taxonomic groups. "These species osculate"
2. Verb. Have at least three points in common with. "These two surfaces osculate"
3. Verb. Touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.. "Sam cannot osculate Sue "; "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"
Generic synonyms: Touch
Specialized synonyms: Peck, Smack
Derivative terms: Buss, Kiss, Kisser, Kissing, Osculation, Osculator, Snogging
Definition of Osculate
1. v. t. To kiss.
2. v. i. To kiss one another; to kiss.
Definition of Osculate
1. Verb. (transitive) To kiss someone or something. ¹
2. Verb. (mathematics) To touch so as to have a common tangent at the point of contact. ¹
3. Verb. (intransitive) To make contact. ¹
4. Verb. (context: Vedic arithmetic) To perform osculation. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Osculate
1. to kiss [v LATED, LATING, LATES]  See also: kiss
Medical Definition of Osculate
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1. To kiss.
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Literary usage of Osculate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on the Analytical Geometry of the Point, Line, Circle, and Conic by John Casey (1893)
"The centres of the six circles which can he described through any point to osculate
a given conic lie on a conic. (MALET.) Taking the given point as origin, ..."
2. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1871)
"Through every point A on a central conic pass three circles, which osculate the
circle elsewhere, say in B, C, D. Prove that the diameter of the circle ..."
3. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential and Integral Calculus by Dionysius Lardner (1825)
"... the radii of the greatest and least osculating spheres, and of the angles
under the directions in which they osculate, By the last proposition, Let p', ..."
4. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential and Integral Calculus by Jean Louis Boucharlat, Ralph Blakelock (1828)
"24) be the curve y = Qx, and MC its osculate y = fyx of the second order ; we
have then to demonstrate that the osculate y =fjc of the first order cannot ..."
5. A Short Treatise on the Principles of the Differential and Integral Calculus by Baden Powell (1829)
"be the curve y = фx, and С its osculate y = ^x of the second order ; we have then
to demonstrate that the osculate Z>, or y=fx of the first order cannot ..."
6. Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society by American Mathematical Society (1919)
"Hence at each point t of R3 there are three osculating conies which osculate the
curve again at points l/t, ujt, uP/t respectively. ..."