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taper

verb To gradually ↓ a dose, usually of a therapeutic agent–eg, corticosteroids, with potentially significant adverse effects, which cannot be abruptly halted, often due to rebound effects

taper

(tā′pĕr)
To decrease in a gradual or progressive fashion the dosage of a medication or the intensity of another form of treatment.
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The side tapering introduced here is on the upper 40% of the model only and has a length of 60% of the base height, the taper angles used are 5[degrees], 10[degrees], 15[degrees] and 20[degrees].
There may be another hiccup or two of USD weakness into the end of the year as taper expectations wax and wane, but the US dollar is firmly back on the rally path and is likely to have a very strong 2014.
By integrating the Thermally Stabilized Plasma technology into the design, the station's wide plasma heat source and blunt electrodes achieve virtually debris-free tapers with less than 1 percent insertion loss, ideal for creating high quality tapers, bundles and standard or PM couplers with an integrated cleaver.
Revolvers are spectacularly forgiving of casual taper crimp into the crimp groove, until you get up to the hottest magnum.
Zheng thoroughly elaborated the understanding of the radiation from dielectric tapers when the tapered angle is small and the material is lossless in [6].
f = ratio of high- to low-point thickness (R-value) of taper, H/L
The training protocol had four components consisting of hard training (continued from the normal hard training of the swimmers), taper, performance swim (gala) and return towards normal (hard) training.
A further difficulty was that manufacturing tolerances were sufficiently wide that connectors from different manufacturers varied, not only in nominal diameter but also in the slope of taper, which varied between one in 19 to one in 43 (1).
Having determined the rectangular section of the taper chamber, the length of the taper, found by using simple geometry and trigonometry, is given by:
In the case of the hollow taper shanks for manual toolchanging (Fig 3) for which two versions are also envisioned, the contact face, and the outer and inner taper contours correspond to Types A and B for automatic toolchanging.
The barrel is held between these two parts and the fixture is swiveled to the proper taper angle.
Peter Rayney, tax partner at BDO Stoy Hayward, said the Chancellor couldn't resist tinkering with taper relief, and the result was a favourable climate for owner-managers wishing to sell their businesses.