Definition of Osculate. Meaning of Osculate. Synonyms of Osculate

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Definition of Osculate

Osculate
Osculate Os"cu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Osculated; p. pr. & vb. n. Osculating.] [L. osculatus, p. p. of osculari to kiss, fr. osculum a little mouth, a kiss, dim. of os mouth. See Oral, and cf. Oscillate.] 1. To kiss. 2. (Geom.) To touch closely, so as to have a common curvature at the point of contact. See Osculation, 2.
Osculate
Osculate Os"cu*late, v. i. 1. To kiss one another; to kiss. 2. (Geom.) To touch closely. See Osculation, 2. 3. (Biol.) To have characters in common with two genera or families, so as to form a connecting link between them; to interosculate. See Osculant.

Meaning of Osculate from wikipedia

- osculate, meaning to touch (from the Latin osculum meaning kiss), may refer to: osculant, an invariant of hypersurfaces osculating circle osculating curve...
- In astronomy, and in particular in astrodynamics, the osculating orbit of an object in space at a given moment in time is the gravitational Kepler orbit...
- In differential geometry of curves, the osculating circle of a sufficiently smooth plane curve at a given point p on the curve has been traditionally defined...
- In mathematics, particularly in differential geometry, an osculating plane is a plane in a Euclidean space or affine space which meets a submanifold at...
- In differential geometry, an osculating curve is a plane curve from a given family that has the highest possible order of contact with another curve. That...
- approximation to the ellipsoid in the vicinity of a given point is the osculating sphere. Its radius equals the Gaussian radius of curvature as above, and...
- Horseshoe Hyperbolic trajectory Inclined / Non-inclined Lagrangian point Osculating Parabolic trajectory Parking Prograde / Retrograde Synchronous semi sub...
- Horseshoe Hyperbolic trajectory Inclined / Non-inclined Lagrangian point Osculating Parabolic trajectory Parking Prograde / Retrograde Synchronous semi sub...
- Horseshoe Hyperbolic trajectory Inclined / Non-inclined Lagrangian point Osculating Parabolic trajectory Parking Prograde / Retrograde Synchronous semi sub...
- and "Center: Sun" should be defaulted to.) Results are instantaneous osculating values at the precise J2000 epoch. Seidelmann, P. Kenneth; Archinal, Brent...
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