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Engineering (in conical parts) the amount of variation in the diameter per unit of length
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An airfoil feature in which either the thickness or the chord length or both decrease from the root to the tip.
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.
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A gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object, as in a spire.
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