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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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There are two main strategies for determining the efficiency of tapered insulation.
The external radii of the tapered shaft were considered as variable.
The Timken AP bearing steadily gained in popularity as more railroad cars were equipped with tapered roller bearings.
The 510(k) for the 150 mm and unique Tapered 210 mm balloons has allowed us to offer more products to physicians, enabling the treatment of additional patients with BTK disease.
If the enlarged sections are gradually tapered from the gate to the extremities, solidification follows an orderly progression through the casting, terminating at the riser.
The gymnasium is a rectagular hall tied to a tapered service annexe containing changing rooms, technical plant and storage.
PNA won a permanent injunction against products manufactured by a former employee, upholding its tapered plate dowels as the premier doweling systems in the marketplace.
She's not tapered and she's not even going to taper for (the Southern Section Div.
Where a combination of light and heavy sections is unavoidable, use fillets and tapered sections to temper the shifts.
The SPM concept is amazingly simple - drop the batch discharged from an internal mixer into a wide mouthed hopper which tapers to a casing featuring dual tapered screws, where the screws in turn convey stock material to a transition area.
It consists of two parts - a small, hollow, threaded, tapered metal cylinder and a bone graft substitute.