Tapering Ta"per*ing, a. Becoming gradually smaller toward one end. -- {Ta"per*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • tapering — I noun the act of gradually lowering the size or amount the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose • Derivationally related forms: ↑taper • Hypernyms: ↑lowering II adjective 1. gradually decreasing until little remain …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tapering — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tapering — adj. Tapering is used with these nouns: ↑chimney …   Collocations dictionary

  • tapering — noun A tapered shape …   Wiktionary

  • tapering — Synonyms and related words: acanthoid, acanthous, acicular, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform, acuminate, acute, barbed, coarctation, cone shaped, constriction, contraction, cornuted, cusped, cuspidate, hispid, horned, horny, mucronate, narrowing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tapering — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. conical, pyramidal, pointed; see sharp 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • tapering — ta|per|ing [ teıpərıŋ ] adjective getting narrower toward one end …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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