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OSCULATING CIRCLE

 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 


OSCULATING CIRCLE (noun)


Sense 1osculating circle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

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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