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tapering


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Taper  \Ta"per\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tapered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tapering}.] 
  To  become  gradually  smaller  toward  one  end  as  a  sugar  loaf 
  tapers  toward  one  end 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tapering  \Ta"per*ing\,  a. 
  Becoming  gradually  smaller  toward  one  end  -- 
  {Ta"per*ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tapering 
  adj  1:  gradually  narrowed  toward  a  point;  "a  tall  tapering  spire" 
  [syn:  {tapered}] 
  2:  becoming  gradually  narrower;  "long  tapering  fingers"; 
  "trousers  with  tapered  legs"  [syn:  {tapered},  {narrowing}] 
  3:  gradually  decreasing  until  little  remains  [syn:  {dwindling}, 
  {tapering  off}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  gradually  lowering  the  size  or  amount;  "the 
  doctor  prescribed  the  tapering  of  the  dose" 




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