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Meaning of tapering by Wiktionary Dictionary

tapering


    Verb

    tapering

    1. Present participle of taper .

    Noun

    tapering ( plural: taperings )

    1. A tapered shape .

    Anagrams

    • retaping


Explanation of tapering by Wordnet Dictionary

tapering


    Adjective
    1. gradually decreasing until little remains

    2. becoming gradually narrower

    3. long tapering fingers
    Noun
    1. the act of gradually lowering the size or amount

    2. the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose


    Definition of tapering by GCIDE Dictionary

    tapering


    1. Taper, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tapered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tapering.] To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, “a sugar loaf tapers toward one end”.

    2. Tapering a. Becoming gradually smaller toward one end. -- Taperingly, adv.