taper

  1. a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  2. the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
  3. a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
  4. stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Taper

[concert] A Taper is a person who records musical events often from standing microphones in the audience for the benefit of the musical group`s fanbase. Such taping was popularized in the late 1960s and early 1970s by fans of the Grateful Dead. Audio recording was allowed at shows and fans would share their tapes through trade. Taping and t...
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taper

[n] - a convex shape that narrows toward a point 2. [n] - the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone) 3. [v] - diminish gradually
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Taper

A digital signal processing function that fades a sound in or out between two points. Tapering permanently modifies a sound.
Found on http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/music%20tech%20glossary/Music%20Tech%20Gl

Taper

Ta'per noun [ Anglo-Saxon tapur , tapor , taper ; confer Ir. tapar , W. tampr .] 1. A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light. « Get me a taper in my study, Lucius.» Shak. 2. A tapering form; ...
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Taper

Ta'per adjective [ Supposed to be from taper , noun , in allusion to its form.] Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers.
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Taper

Ta'per intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tapered ; present participle & verbal noun Tapering .] To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end.
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Taper

Ta'per transitive verb To make or cause to taper.
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taper

Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers. ... Origin: Supposed to be from taper, n, in allusion to its form. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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taper

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

noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
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taper

point verb give a point to; `The candles are tapered`
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Taper

• (v. t.) To make or cause to taper. • (n.) A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light. • (v. i.) To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end. • (n.) A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire. • (a.) Regu...
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taper

Reducing gradually in width or diameter
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Taper

A taper is a slender wax candle. The term is often used for a long wax coated or wooden wick used to light candles or fires at a safe distance.
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taper

Runners usually cut back mileage (or taper) one day to three weeks (depending on race distance) before a big race. Tapering helps muscles rest so that they are ready for peak performance on race day.
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Taper

Reducing your mileage several days to three weeks before an important race to ensure peak performance on race day
Found on http://www.howtobefit.com/glossary-of-running.htm

Taper

The change in wind turbine blade width (chord) along the length.
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taper

small wax candle
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Taper

A piece of wood that has been cut so that it is wider on one edge than the other.
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Taper

[cymbal] In cymbal making, taper refers to the gradual change in thickness from the bell to the rim of the cymbal. It is one of the key features that determines the tone of the cymbal. This change is typically not uniform, and it is extremely difficult to generalise on the effects of taper, just to say that they are profound. Crash cymbals ...
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taper

a small diameter at one end of part, for instance: tapered piston or taper cylinder bore.
Found on http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/gear-up/motorcycle-terms-and-glossary

Taper

The resting process in training for swimming competition. During the middle of the swimming season a swimmer may work out 3000
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taper

The final recovery phase of a training plan before an end-of-season championship meet. During taper, the swimmer reduces the intensity and length of workouts in the weeks or days leading into an important race. This allows the body to fully recover, or repair itself, from the training of the previous weeks and months. Some athletes will taper only ...
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Taper

The final preparation phase. As part of this phase, and prior to major competitions, older and more experienced swimmers will shave their entire body to reduce resistance and heighten sensation in the water.
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