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Synonyms for osculate

to touch or caress with the lips, especially as a sign of passion or affection

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be intermediate between two taxonomic groups

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have at least three points in common with

touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

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3) is unique as an element in [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] solving the so-called osculatory interpolation problem (1.
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Likewise, cabaret singing, a genre unto itself personified by Edith Piaf, is reduced to Stephen Banfield's passing reference in his comment on "the overtly osculatory (or worse) relationship between lips and microphone that now pertains in pop singing, having passed through variety, cabaret and musical in what is essentially a mid-twentieth-century phenomenon" (p.
An algorithm for computing a shape-preserving osculatory quadratic spline.
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'.