Osculating circle of a curve

Definition of Osculating circle of a curve

(Geom.) the circle which touches the curve at some point in the curve, and close to the point more nearly coincides with the curve than any other circle. This circle is used as a measure of the curvature of the curve at the point, and hence is called circle of curvature.

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