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NOUN (2)

1. (mathematics) a contact of two curves (or two surfaces) at which they have a common tangent;

2. the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof);
[syn: kiss, buss, osculation]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Osculation \Os`cu*la"tion\, n. [L. osculatio a kissing: cf. F. osculation.] 1. The act of kissing; a kiss. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The contact of one curve with another, when the number of consecutive points of the latter through which the former passes suffices for the complete determination of the former curve. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]