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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapering - the act of gradually lowering the size or amount; "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"
lowering - the act of causing to become less
Adj.1.tapering - becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
2.tapering - gradually decreasing until little remains
decreasing - becoming less or smaller
Translations
مُسْتَدِق الطَّرَف

tapering

tapering

[ˈteɪpərɪŋ] adj (fingers) → 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 ?
A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides.
And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones of congregated blossoms.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain released in March 2016 suggests that, if "patients are found to be receiving high total daily dosages of opioids, clinicians should discuss their safety concerns with the patient [and] consider tapering to a safer dosage .
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The primary outcome measure--the overall percentage of weekly urine samples that were negative for the presence of opioids--was significantly lower in the tapering group (35.
In The Transmission of Federal Reserve Tapering News to Emerging Financial Markets (NBER Working Paper No.
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Summary: The reduced global liquidity arising from the US Federal Reserve's gradual tapering of its stimulus measures is having a limited impact
5 in July 2013 as US Fed indicated it would begin tapering of its quantitative easing.
On the one hand, it is easy to argue that the Fed will never get around to tapering because of the lesson from earlier this year, when the mere threat of a reduction of asset purchases triggered an avalanche in the US bond markets and a huge liquidity pinch on emerging market currencies and economies.
Before starting a tapering plan, inform the patient about the risks of withdrawal.