Definition of Tapering

1. Noun. The act of gradually lowering the size or amount. "The doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"

Generic synonyms: Lowering
Derivative terms: Taper



2. Adjective. Becoming gradually narrower. "Trousers with tapered legs"
Exact synonyms: Narrowing, Tapered
Similar to: Narrow

3. Adjective. Gradually decreasing until little remains.
Exact synonyms: Dwindling, Tapering Off
Similar to: Decreasing

Definition of Tapering

1. a. Becoming gradually smaller toward one end.

Definition of Tapering

1. Verb. (present participle of taper) ¹

2. Noun. A tapered shape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tapering

1. taper [v] - See also: taper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapering

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tapeline
tapelines
tapen
tapenade
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tapentadol
taper
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taper pin
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tapering (current term)
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tapescript
tapescripts
tapespondent
tapespondents
tapesponding

Literary usage of Tapering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Fertile flowers consisting of a single ovary tapering into a short style ; stigmas 2-4, awl-shaped ; ovule erect, anatropous. Fruit a little seed-like ..."

2. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "First Lessons in by Asa Gray (1880)
"91), which is lance-shaped, with the more tapering end downwards ; Spatulate (Fig. 92), rounded above and long and narrow below, like a spatula ; Obovate ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"... about 18 or 20 inches diameter, and body gradually tapering from head to tail, where it is 5 or 6 inches diameter ; nose of fish run off sharp, ..."

4. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"... wavy at the edges ; tapering at the bafe into a rigid angular ... equal ribs ; tapering down gradually into a rigid ..."

5. Government Regulation of Railway Rates: A Study of the Experience of the by Hugo Richard Meyer (1905)
"... field of interstate trade and traffic in Australia, we find within the several States rigid adherence to a tapering Rates system of tapering rates which ..."

6. The Genesee Farmer (1851)
"Fruit rather small, very regular, top-shaped, tapering to the base of the stalk, which is about one and a half inches long, and fleshy at the base. ..."

7. Government Ownership of Railways Considered as the Next Great Step in by Anthony Van Wagenen (1910)
"CHAPTER XIV tapering RATES THE tapering rate should not be confused with the through or ... Reference is made to the principle of rates tapering towards the ..."

8. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... lanceolate (4 to 7 inches long), tapering to an acute point, auti > base into a short and margined petiole, nearly entire, ..."

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