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New Latin.


osculatrix (plural osculatrices)

  1. (geometry) A curve whose contact with a given curve at a given point is of a higher order (or involves the equality of a greater number of successive differential coefficients of the ordinates of the curves taken at that point) than that of any other curve of the same kind.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for osculatrix in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)