osculating plane


noun Mathematics.

the plane containing the circle of curvature of a point on a given curve.

Nearby words

  1. osco-umbrian,
  2. osculant,
  3. oscular,
  4. osculate,
  5. osculating circle,
  6. osculation,
  7. osculatory,
  8. osculum,
  9. osd,
  10. osee

Origin of osculating plane

First recorded in 1860–65

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