tapering

1. the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
3. give a point to

Tapering

[mathematics] As another example, if the parametric equation of a cube were given by ƒ(t) = (x(t), y(t), z(t)), a nonlinear taper could be applied so that the cube`s volume slowly decreases (or tapers) as the function moves in the positive z direction. For the given cube, an example of a nonlinear taper along z would be if, for instanc...
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tapering

[adj] - gradually narrowed toward a point 2. [n] - the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
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Tapering

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tapering

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Tapering

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Taper • (a.) Becoming gradually smaller toward one end.
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Tapering

In the context of sports, tapering refers to the practice of reducing exercise in the days just before an important competition. Tapering is customary in many endurance sports, such as the marathon, athletics and swimming. For many athletes, a significant period of tapering is essential for optimal performance. The tapering period frequently lasts...
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Tapering

Gradually becoming smaller or diminishing in diameter or width toward one end.
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