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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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Cornejo said that Shopwise employee Reynaldo Masbad saw Tapai allegedly detaching the price tag off a bunch of Saba bananas worth P48.13 and transferring the sticker to a bunch of Cavendish bananas worth P74.97, to make them P26.84 cheaper.
"Prefacio", in: TAPAI, Giselle de Melo Braga (coord.).
This process is called tapai. Then the cloth is again printed with a resist and again immersed in indigo dye.
The experiment was conducted at the field of Department of Agriculture Commodities Center, Rhu Tapai, Terengganu in the coast of the South China Sea, where the area is dominated by BRIS soil.