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ta·per

(tā′pər)
n.
1. A small or very slender candle.
2. A long wax-coated wick used to light candles or gas lamps.
3. A source of feeble light.
4.
a. A gradual decrease in thickness or width of an elongated object.
b. A gradual decrease, as in action or force.
5. Sports A period before a competition or race in which the intensity and frequency of exercise and training is decreased.
v. ta·pered, ta·per·ing, ta·pers
v. intr.
1. To become gradually narrower or thinner toward one end.
2. To diminish or lessen gradually. Often used with off: The storm finally tapered off.
3. Sports To decrease one's exercise levels before a competition or race: tapered for a week before the marathon.
v. tr.
1. To make thinner or narrower at one end.
2. To make smaller gradually.
adj.
Gradually decreasing in size toward a point.

[Middle English, from Old English tapor, possibly ultimately from Latin papyrus, papyrus (sometimes used for candlewicks); see paper.]

ta′per·ing·ly adv.

tapered

(ˈteɪpəd)
adj
becoming narrower towards one end
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tapered - becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
Translations
špičatý
tilspidset
fokozatosan vékonyodó
ucuna doğru incelen parmaklar

tapered

[ˈteɪpəd] tapering [ˈteɪpərɪŋ] ADJ [shape] → ahusado, que termina en punta; [finger] → afilado; [table leg] → que se va estrechando (Mech) → cónico
taper off taper away VI + ADV
1. (= narrow)
see taper B
2. (= reduce) [spending, fighting, violence] → ir disminuyendo; [storm, snowfall] → ir amainando
his popularity is tapering offsu popularidad está decayendo

tapered

[ˈteɪpərd] tapering [ˈteɪpərɪŋ] adjfuselé(e), effilé(e)

tapered

adjspitz zulaufend; tapered trousersHosen, die unten enger werden

tapered

[ˈteɪpəd] adj (trouser leg, stick) → affusolato/a

taper

(ˈteipə) noun
a long, thin type of candle.
verb
(sometimes with off) to make or become narrower or slimmer at one end. The leaves taper (off) to a point.
ˈtapered, ˈtapering adjective
becoming narrower or slimmer at one end. tapering fingers.
References in classic literature ?
Though true cylinders without --within, the villanous green goggling glasses deceitfully tapered downwards to a cheating bottom.
They were from fifty to one hundred yards long, and they gradually tapered from a nine-log breadth at their sterns, to a three-log breadth at their bow-ends.
In addition to the bright and circular flame, was now to be seen a fainter, though a vivid light, of an equal diameter to the other at the upper end, but which, after extending downward for many feet, gradually tapered to a point at its lower extremity.
We left her standing upon the thin peninsula of firm, peaty soil which tapered out into the widespread bog.
Each of its monstrous sides was a wide stairway which rose upward, step above step, narrowing as it went, till it tapered to a point far aloft in the air.
A very thin line of shadow tapered on the horizon, scarcely thick enough to stand the burden of Paris, which nevertheless rested upon it.
Tenders are invited for Set Of Tapered Split Pins And Mounting Rubber For Stick Type Double Coupler Master Controller.
made, tapered interlocks is available in 60 standard configurations from Choice Mold Components, Clinton Township, Mich.
Tapered buprenorphine therapy is far less effective than maintenance therapy for patients dependent on prescription opioids who seek treatment in the primary care setting, to the extent that it should be used "sparingly, if at all," according to a report published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Key statement: The present invention includes methods and apparatus (10) for forming a tire component upon an axially tapered building surface (100).
Members of the Fed's monetary policy committee restated that QE will only be tapered when the economic data is strong enough.
It is commonly assumed that the average R-value of tapered insulation is equivalent to the R-value of its average thickness (Graham 1995; PIMA).