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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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* Validate their concerns, reassure them that you will support them throughout the taper, and provide information on additional resources for support.
Caption: Adding or subtracting the plastic washers on the shaft allows you to adjust the taper of the spool (left).
The 27 patients who chose to work with their FP started an individually tailored opioid-tapering program and were retrospectively placed in the Taper Group 6 months later.
A single geometry (8[degrees]) with only a lower body taper (Figure 8b) as this is not deemed a realistic or representative geometry.
In this study, the effect of simultaneous variation in blade root chord length and blade taper on helicopter FCS is investigated.
If a patient has been using a 12.5-mcg/hour fentanyl patch, a switch to an oral opioid is recommended to complete the taper. When the smallest dosage has been reached, the interval between doses can be stretched; and once the medication is being taken less than once per day, it can be stopped.
The training volume was 38,000 m*[wk.sup.-1] at 30 days prior to the taper. It was 28,900 m*[wk.sup.-1] at the beginning of the taper, which was decreased to 7,900 m*[wk.sup.-1] at the end of the taper.
In this letter, a novel ultra-wideband Gaussian tapered post-wall slotline antenna is proposed.
Radiographic technical quality of the obturation (length, density and taper) was better with rotary technique as compared to manual canal preparation technique.
Tapered buprenorphine therapy is far less effective than maintenance therapy for patients dependent on prescription opioids who seek treatment in the primary care setting, to the extent that it should be used "sparingly, if at all," according to a report published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
M2 PHARMA-January 30, 2015-Adamis Pharmaceuticals receives notice of allowance for US and Japanese patents for Taper DPI