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 for cusp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cusp \Cusp\ (k[u^]sp), n. [L. cuspis, -idis, point, pointed
     end.]
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     1. (Arch.) A triangular protection from the intrados of an
        arch, or from an inner curve of tracery.
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     2. (Astrol.) The beginning or first entrance of any house in
        the calculations of nativities, etc.
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     3. (Astron) The point or horn of the crescent moon or other
        crescent-shaped luminary.
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     4. (Math.) A multiple point of a curve at which two or more
        branches of the curve have a common tangent.
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     5. (Anat.) A prominence or point, especially on the crown of
        a tooth.
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     6. (Bot.) A sharp and rigid point.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cusp \Cusp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cusped (k[u^]spt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Cusping.]
     To furnish with a cusp or cusps.
     [1913 Webster] cuspate

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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: cusp,
         leaflet]
      3: small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CUSP
         Commonly Used System Program (DEC)
         

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