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 (tăp′ē, tăp′ĭs, tă-pē′)
n. Obsolete
Tapestry or comparable material used for draperies, carpeting, and furniture covering.
on the tapis
Under consideration.

[Middle English, from Old French; see tapestry.]


(ˈtæpiː; ˈtæpɪ; French tapi)
n, pl tapis
(Knitting & Sewing) tapestry or carpeting, esp as formerly used to cover a table in a council chamber
[C17: from French, from Old French tapiz, from Greek tapētion rug, from tapēs carpet]


(ˈtæp i, ˈtæp ɪs, tæˈpi)

n., pl. tap•is.
Obs. a carpet, tapestry, or other covering.
on the tapis, under consideration or discussion.
[1485–95; < Middle French; Old French tapiz « Greek tapḗtion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapis - a heavy textile with a woven designtapis - a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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The participants of the meeting noted that the implementation of TAPI project will be additional stimulus for the expanding of the bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan both in energy and transport and communications spheres.
The oil and gas ministers of the participating countries of TAPI -- Afghanistan, Pakistan and India -- agreed unanimously.
LCCI President Ijaz A Mumtaz said the TAPI project was of great regional significance.
He says that representatives from the mines and petroleum ministries of Pakistan, India and Turkmenistan will be discussing the implementation of TAPI project with their Afghan counterparts in Kabul on Thursday.
Furthermore, he assured to take all the possible steps to initiate the TAPI project as soon as possible.
A statement issued by Ashgabat says: "After these procedures, the steering committee will announce an international tender to choose a leader of the TAPI Ltd' consortium".
Establishment of the TAPI pipeline company is a key milestone in the development of the pipeline.
The project will have to overcome many hurdles, but TAPI could also have serious geopolitical implications.
The good news is that the four countries have signed the operational agreement, and agreed upon the key points of the sale-purchase agreement of the planned 1,735-kilometre TAPI gas pipeline.
There is a high level of political support for TAPI, which will deliver Turkmen gas to the energy-hungry markets of south Asia.
After the formation of TAPI Ltd and execution of Novation Agreement, all subsequent retainers fee shall be paid in advance equivalent to six months retainer fee in lump sum.
The user simply speaks the name of the person listed in their contact list and through a TAPI, the Name Dialer sends a signal to the PBX to initiate dialing automatically.