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[os-kyuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɒs kyəˈleɪ ʃən/

the act of kissing.
a kiss.
close contact.
Geometry. the contact between two curves or the like.
(maths) Also called tacnode. a point at which two branches of a curve have a common tangent, each branch extending in both directions of the tangent
(rare) the act or an instance of kissing

“kissing; a kiss,” 1650s, from Latin osculationem (nominative osculatio), noun of action from past participle stem of osculari (see osculate).


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