osculatory
adjective see osculation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Osculatory — Os cu*la*to*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing. The osculatory ceremony. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation; as, a circle may be osculatory with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osculatory — Os cu*la*to*ry, n. [LL. osculatorium. See {Osculate}.] (R. C. Ch.) Same as {Pax}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osculatory — See osculation. * * * …   Universalium

  • osculatory — noun A religious tablet, usually carrying a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which is kissed by the priest during the Mass ( kiss of peace ); it is then passed to others at the mass who also kiss it. Syn: pax …   Wiktionary

  • osculatory — carved tablet kissed by priest during celebration of mass Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • osculatory — os·cu·la·to·ry …   English syllables

  • osculatory — I. ˈäskyələˌtōrē noun ( es) Etymology: Medieval Latin osculatorium, from Latin osculatus (past participle of osculari) + orium ory : pax 1 II. adjective Etymology: probably from ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Osculatory circle — Osculatory Os cu*la*to*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing. The osculatory ceremony. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation; as, a circle may be osculatory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osculatory plane — Osculatory Os cu*la*to*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing. The osculatory ceremony. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation; as, a circle may be osculatory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osculatory sphere — Osculatory Os cu*la*to*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing. The osculatory ceremony. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation; as, a circle may be osculatory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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