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 for osculation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Osculation \Os`cu*la"tion\, n. [L. osculatio a kissing: cf. F.
     osculation.]
     1. The act of kissing; a kiss.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Geom.) The contact of one curve with another, when the
        number of consecutive points of the latter through which
        the former passes suffices for the complete determination
        of the former curve. --Brande & C.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  osculation
      n 1: (mathematics) a contact of two curves (or two surfaces) at
           which they have a common tangent
      2: the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
         [syn: kiss, buss, osculation]

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