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    taper - Dictionary definition and meaning for word taper

    (noun) a convex shape that narrows toward a point Definition
    (noun) the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone) Definition
    (noun) a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
    Synonyms : wick
    (noun) stick of wax with a wick in the middle
    Synonyms : candle , wax light
    (verb) diminish gradually
    Example Sentence
    • Interested tapered off
    (verb) give a point to
    Synonyms : point , sharpen
    Example Sentence
    • The candles are tapered
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for taper

Remember your workshop course - you would've done tapering. Otherwise, think of a hose pipe connecting to a tap. Its width decreases gradually.


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we ll apply TAPE or oil coating 2cricket bat 2increase its stoke n sharpen its edges..

use TAPE to make the CANDLE stand erect from falling down

Usually the candles are 'Tapering'

Taper and Slender have similar sounds. If you taper something to a point, it becomes slender at that point (it gets slimmer than from where it had started).

taper: think of nozzle of a pipe.....it tapers from one end to another...smaller at end and larger diameter at beginnining,....

Relate it to Tape. when u use tape to stick something you could notice gradual decrease in the width of the tape.

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text: oh dear Alfred's really the taper well
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