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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Os·cu·la·to·ry a.
 1. Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing. “The osculatory ceremony.”
 2. Geom. Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation; as, a circle may be osculatory with a curve, at a given point.
 Osculatory circle. Geom. See Osculating circle of a curve, under Circle.
 Osculatory plane (to a curve of double curvature), a plane which passes through three successive points of the curve.
 Osculatory sphere (to a line of double curvature), a sphere passing through four consecutive points of the curve.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Os·cu·la·to·ry, n.  R. C. Ch. Same as Pax, 2.