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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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= [[alpha].sub.n] = 1, the full Hermite interpolation simplifies into simple Hermite or osculatory interpolation.
37]), and therefore (1.3) is unique as an element in [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] solving the so-called osculatory interpolation problem (1.2).
Roulier, "An algorithm for computing a shape-preserving osculatory quadratic spline," ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, vol.
[S.sup.v-l] (x, [rho]) is an osculatory sphere at x [member] [M.sup.n] iff:
The statistics by percentile in Tables 5 and 6 for years prior to 1991 and in Tables 7 and 8 for years prior to 1994 were estimated, using a mathematical technique called osculatory interpolation, applied to aggregated data tabulated by income-size classes, in order to distribute the tax returns within each class.
Osculatory interpolation is then used to estimate intervening [q.sub.x]s and at the extremes of age-under 6 years and over 87 years--ad-hoc methods are employed.
The conversion was done with the use of the Karup-King third-difference formula for osculatory interpolation.
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.