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os•cu•late



Pronunciation: (os'kyu-lāt"), [key]
v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.


v.i.
1. to come into close contact or union.
2. Geom.(of a curve) to touch another curve or another part of the same curve so as to have the same tangent and curvature at the point of contact.

v.t.
1. to bring into close contact or union.
2. Geom.(of a curve) to touch (another curve or another part of the same curve) in osculation.
3. to kiss.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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