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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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Moreover, two first cases of the presented method have been applied as an analogy to fuzzy spline of order two in [3] and an alternative to fuzzy osculatory interpolation in [4], respectively.
The number [omega] = [[omega].sub.x] = sup{[rho] > 0 |[S.sup.v-l](x, [rho]) osculatory at any x [member of] X} is called the maximal osculatory (tubular) radius at X.
In fact, King's method with osculatory interpolation can be viewed to be a fore-runner of modern spline graduation.
Algorithm 574: Shape-preserving osculatory quadratic splines.
Moments like these clearly derive from Catullus's own experience of osculatory ecstasy, as that experience is encoded in his most famous lines:
In The Sunday Times, Dilys Powell derided the film's preoccupation with sex: 'it is a highly osculatory piece, comprising the kiss filched, the kiss rejected, the kiss paternal, the kiss devout, the kiss marital, the kiss passionate'.