AskDefine | Define tapering

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tapering adj
1 gradually narrowed toward a point; "a tall tapering spire" [syn: tapered]
2 becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs" [syn: tapered, narrowing]
3 gradually decreasing until little remains [syn: dwindling, tapering off] n : the act of gradually lowering the size or amount; "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"

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tapering
  1. present participle of taper

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