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### Definition of Osculates

**1.** osculate [v] - See also: osculate

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Osculates

### Literary usage of Osculates

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

**1.** *Elements of Quaternions* by William Rowan Hamilton (1901)

"But an osculating parabola will also be assigned, namely, the parabola which
**osculates** to the projection of the curve, on its own osculating plane : and it ..."**2.** *Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society* by London Mathematical Society (1865)

"... A3 and the other through J?2; and each of them likewise passes through the
three points in each of which its plane **osculates** the curve of regression. ..."**3.** *Theory of Differential Equations* by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1900)

"Even if the critical curves provide a singular integral of the original equation,
their envelope will not do so, unless it **osculates** them as well as ..."**4.** *A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions* by George Salmon (1882)

"Now if we make y = 0, the circle z + a (x1 + z*) is evidently that which **osculates**
the section s + ax* + &c.; and, in like manner, the circle z + b (y'' 4- ..."