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osculation

(ŏs″kū-lā′shŭn) [L. osculum, little mouth, kiss]
1. The union of two vessels or structures by their mouths.
2. Kissing.
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The ratio [R.sub.W] /[R.sub.CI] (inner raceway osculation) diminishing is favorable to the reduction of the friction losses, as (Shroeder, 1994) have shown as well.
When their father protests this osculation, they begin fretting about his chair and try to put cushions beneath him.
An osculation with inner balls, tangent at boundary points of [omega], and the variational interpretation of [K.sub.[omega]](z, z) show that
A jaded New York society matron in a loveless marriage to a philandering theatrical producer, Vera receives an unexpected, confronting offer of happiness from a smitten young playwright after some "accidental osculation" at a New Year's Eve party.
MORPHING TO OSCULATION. Xiaqing Wu, John Johnstone Department of Computer and Information Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.