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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 passive ventilation has been tested in combination with 10[degrees] and 15[degrees]side tapers and a 15[degrees] roof taper.
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The company intends to use the Taper DPI initially to develop a combination drug product, referred to as APC-5000 DPI, aimed at the treatment of asthma and COPD by delivering the same active ingredients as GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus(R).
Interestingly, the Fed's September backtracking on the intent to taper has only partially unwound the damage to bond markets and emerging market currencies.
Single direction tapering is well suited for tapering fibers with small taper ratios of less than 50 percent.
Your taper crimp die has a short section of cone-shaped taper at the top.
This is in agreement with [6], the smaller the tapering angle is, the smaller the radiation angle is and the energy radiated from taper interior can never go far from the taper cone.
The following tapered forms will be considered, based on the geometries illustrated in Figure 1: one-way taper, four-way taper (sloping both to interior drain and to exterior drain); and triangular cricket.
10,16) To achieve this, the optimal duration of the taper should be approximately 2 - 4 weeks, (5) and can be either a progressive reduction in training load or a step reduction.
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Lynn Redgrave evokes the memory of her grandmother in a one-woman play, ``Nightingale,'' at the Mark Taper Forum.
A correctly shaped sprue would be at its largest at the top of the mold and taper down from there.