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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ta·per, 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ta·per·ing a. Becoming gradually smaller toward one end. -- Ta*per*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"