### Definition of Osculates

1. Verb. (third-person singular of osculate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Osculates

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### 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- ..."