Os"cu*la*to*ry (?), a.

1.

Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing.

"The osculatory ceremony."

Thackeray.

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.

 

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Os"cu*la*to*ry, n. [LL. osculatorium. See Osculate.] R. C. Ch.

Same as Pax, 2.

 

© Webster 1913.

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