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Dictionary entry overview: What does osculating circle mean?
• OSCULATING CIRCLE (noun)
The noun OSCULATING CIRCLE has 1 sense:
1. the circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature
Familiarity information: OSCULATING CIRCLE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||osculating circle [BACK TO TOP]|
The circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature
Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
circle of curvature; osculating circle
Hypernyms ("osculating circle" is a kind of...):
circle (ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point)
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