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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 rise in lift coefficient can be attributed to the reduction in pressure on the tapered surface ([DELTA][C.
Figures 2(a), (b), (c) show what happen when the electromagnetic waves (plane waves) strike the interface of tapered cone for different tapering angles.
Several tapered insulation forms are commonly used, including one-way slopes, two-way slopes, and four-way or pyramidal (along with inverse pyramidal) shapes.
A hollow tapered shaft is considered in this example, having a volume of 59 [cm.
To make a tapered octagon barrel involves an expensive custom made fixture.
As a result of the optical field spreading into the cladding, the cladding and the medium surrounding the cladding play a significant role in the transmission of light through the tapered region.
The behavior of light inside a tapered single-mode fiber may be explained in terms of the change in the core radius taking place during tapering.
ATLANTA -- PNA, the industry leader in performance products for concrete flatwork, has successfully defended its intellectual property rights to all tapered plate dowel technology such as that used in the Diamond Dowel(R) System.
Tenders are invited for Set Of Tapered Split Pins And Mounting Rubber For Stick Type Double Coupler Master Controller.
Tapered rolls are larger in diameter at one end than the other.
To alleviate the problem of incomplete mold fill with uniform section thickness castings, walls may be tapered with extra padding during the design and/or ribs and webs may be added to the casting to provide feed paths for the molten metal.