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Synonyms for taper

narrow

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candle

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Synonyms for taper

Synonyms for taper

a convex shape that narrows toward a point

the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

diminish gradually

References in classic literature ?
Westmacott was standing, as rigid as a statue, in the center of the room, with a lighted taper in her right hand.
Then suddenly there was a dull sound, a cry, the noise of a fall, the taper was extinguished, and a dark figure fled in the moonlight, rushed across the garden, and vanished amid the shrubs at the farther side.
She lay outstretched, dressed in her ordinary clothes, the extinguished taper still grasped in her hand, no mark or wound upon her--pale, placid, and senseless.
The Tree trembled so in every bough that one of the tapers set fire to the foliage.
To ensure alignment of the mold halves, these components are designed to locate on the taper and shoulder in order to guarantee a positive stop, unlike competing versions that stop just off the taper.
Though there are a few intermediate and full-sinking lines that have this type of taper to handle big flies, let's look at strictly floating lines in this discussion.
Buprenorphine taper should be used sparingly, if at all, in primary care treatment of patients dependent on prescription opioids," the investigators said.
Regardless, for the Fed, the taper has become a question of "pick your poison".
We regard the Fed's failure to start the taper as a leading indicator of a central bank which will eventually end up 'behind the curve' in its monetary policy, slowly building up the pressure for a major upward spike in interest rates in 2017 or 2018, following the Presidential election of 2016," said Hoey.
3SAE's fiber optic Taper Manufacturing Station offers three customizable tapering modes: single direction, bi- directional and table-based.
For a one- or two-way taper, there is no difference between these two strategies since the assumed average and true average thicknesses are the same; however, using an assumed average thickness of (H + L)/2 is much easier for all other taper geometries, since information about high- and low-point thicknesses is readily available.
Key words: taper, complete cast crown, 3D model, finite element analysis, stress
Longer-wavelength red light was trapped further out, where the taper was thicker, with intermediate wavelengths in between
Key Words: anaesthesia, breathing system, taper connectors, British Standards, International Standards Organisation.