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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
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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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Ganguli, "Nonrotating beams isospectral to tapered rotating beams," AIAA Journal, vol.
The smooth Gaussian tapered profile and the terminating resistors corporately enlarge the bandwidth.
Regional Sales director of Invoice Finance at Aldermore, Leyton Jeffs, commented "Tapered Plus are an exciting new firm and offer a truly unique proposition.
Optical field distribution of the tapered MMI is shown in Figure 10.
Figure 1(a) shows the geometry of a solid core circular dielectric tapered cylinder.
Three types of arch forms i.e tapered, square and ovoid were used to categorise the sample.
The subsidiary, Timken India Ltd., expects the expansion will increase the plant's capacity to turn out as many as 2.4 million races for tapered roller bearings up to 8 inches, a size used in heavy equipment including construction vehicles, heavy trucks and commercial transportation systems.
Several tapered insulation forms are commonly used, including one-way slopes, two-way slopes, and four-way or pyramidal (along with inverse pyramidal) shapes.
Viewed side-on, the space between the curved lens and the flat slide was a layer of air that narrowed to zero thickness where the lens touched the slide - essentially a tapered waveguide.
Bernoulli-Euler and Timoshenko shaft elements were implemented in this code, while [C.sup.1] conic elements are used for modeling the tapered parts.
Tapered roller bearing feature tapered rollers arranged between tapered inner and outer ring raceways to accommodate combined axial and radial loads and promote optimized rolling conditions.
So, instead of your Capital Gains being calculated on a tapered rate of either 10%, 20% or 40% (depending on your income tax rate) there will be one flat rate of 18%.