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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.
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tapered

(ˈteɪpəd)
adj
becoming narrower towards one end
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tapered

[ˈteɪpərd] tapering [ˈteɪpərɪŋ] adjfuselé(e), effilé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tapered

adjspitz zulaufend; tapered trousersHosen, die unten enger werden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tapered

[ˈteɪpəd] adj (trouser leg, stick) → affusolato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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Consider whether the patient can be safely tapered in an outpatient setting or will require hospitalization.
Key statement: A pneumatic tire is provided with a tread having a shoulder portion isolated by a main groove, and a slit formed on the shoulder portion, wherein a first tapered portion is formed on a side wall of the slit which comes into contact with the ground first when the tire is rotating, and a second tapered portion is formed on the side wall of the slit which comes into contact with the ground later, an end of the first tapered portion on the main groove side is located at a position closer to the main groove than the end of the second tapered portion on the main groove side, and the second tapered portion is formed so that a width on an opening end of the slit opening at a contact surface is wider than the width of the portion where the second tapered portion is not formed.
I recently spooled up a new Penn Conflict 3000 spinning reel with 10-pound-test gelspun line, and it tapered toward the front, which I did not expect.
Most primary care physicians are aware of the risks of prolonged opioid use, and many have successfully tapered or discontinued opioid medications for patients in acute or pre-chronic stages of pain.
Taper angles larger than this showed a rise in the pressure drag contribution from the tapered surface with a reduction in the drag on the base of the geometry or, if the taper is stalled, a return to a base pressure drag contribution similar to the 0[degrees] taper but a larger overall drag due to the suction over the tapered surfaces.
For example, in [5], flapwise bending vibration analysis of a rotating, tapered cantilever Bernoulli-Euler beam (e.g., helicopter blade) was conducted using the differential transform method (i.e., DTM).
Patients who had tapered off opioids reported improved quality of life and a level of pain that was largely unchanged.
With the rapid development of the ultra-wideband and short pulse applications in UWB communication systems and ground penetrating radar (GPR), ultra-wideband antennas, such as TEM horn, log-periodical, helical, and tapered slot antennas (TSA), have been widely studied in recent years.
Twenty-nine papers from the November 2014 symposium address an unmet need for characterization and standardized testing related to the tapered connections used in modular joint replacement implant systems.
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.