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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cusp  \Cusp\  (k?sp),  n.  [L.  cuspis  -idis,  point,  pointed  end.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  triangular  protection  from  the  intrados  of  an 
  arch,  or  from  an  inner  curve  of  tracery. 
 
  2.  (Astrol.)  The  beginning  or  first  entrance  of  any  house  in 
  the  calculations  of  nativities,  etc 
 
  3.  (Astron)  The  point  or  horn  of  the  crescent  moon  or  other 
  crescent-shaped  luminary. 
 
  4.  (Math.)  A  multiple  point  of  a  curve  at  which  two  or  more 
  branches  of  the  curve  have  a  common  tangent. 
 
  5.  (Anat.)  A  prominence  or  point,  especially  on  the  crown  of 
  a  tooth. 
 
  6.  (Bot.)  A  sharp  and  rigid  point. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cusp  \Cusp\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cusped}  (k?spt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cusping}.] 
  To  furnish  with  a  cusp  or  cusps. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cusp 
  n  1:  point  formed  by  two  intersecting  arcs  (as  from  the  intrados 
  of  a  Gothic  arch) 
  2:  a  thin  triangular  flap  of  a  heart  valve  [syn:  {leaflet}] 
  3:  small  elevation  on  the  grinding  surface  of  a  tooth 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CUSP 
  Commonly  Used  System  Program  (DEC) 
 
 




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