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taper

Engineering (in conical parts) the amount of variation in the diameter per unit of length

taper

[′tā·pər]
(aerospace engineering)
An airfoil feature in which either the thickness or the chord length or both decrease from the root to the tip.
(electricity)
Continuous or gradual change in electrical properties with mechanical position such as rotation or length; for example, continuous change of cross section of a waveguide, or distribution of resistance in a potentiometer.

taper

A gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object, as in a spire.
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The court heard how Zimbabweanborn Tapera, of St Luke's Way, Stockingford, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, joined a 'bank' scheme of nurses, shortly after the birth of her first son, employed by Warwickshire Primary Care NHS Trust to cover shifts.
The court heard Tapera first realised there was a flaw in the payment system while working as a bank nurse at Walsgrave Hospital in 2001.
Tapera, who had worked for both trusts, carried out the fraud between October 2001 and September last year.
At Coventry Crown Court today, Judge Richard Cole sentenced Tapera to an 18- month jail sentence, suspended for two years.
melanogaster T 1 Crotophaga ani Tapera naevia T Strigidae (3) Megascops choliba Glaucidium hardyi 2 Athene cunicularia Nyctibiidae (1) Nyctibius griseus 2 Caprimulgidae (5) Lurocalis semitorquatus 1 Chordeiles pusillus C Chordeiles sp.
Tatenda Tapera, 27, a nurse originally from Zimbabwe, pleaded guilty to 19 offences of deception at Coventry Magistrate's Court last month and asked for a further 83 to be taken into account after fiddling pounds 45,000 from the NHS.