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tapering off

Sports medicine A format for competition training, where a world-class athlete ↓ frequency and intensity of training in the wks before an Olympic or other sport event of importance, with the hope that perfomance in the key event will be medal-worthy
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With the Fed chief explaining about tapering off and the timing of a rate hike, "The monetary policy direction now is toward a stronger dollar (against the yen)," said Toru Moritani, chief market economist at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
Furthermore, for the past six months "refinancing has been tapering off," despite the still-available record low rates.
The effect of the age of female heads of households on the likelihood of a purchase is represented by a bell curve, peaking at the 35-to-44 and 45-to-54 age brackets, and tapering off on either side.
Of 73 patients assigned to the strategy of tapering off only, 37 were successful at discontinuing diazepam or equivalent doses of another benzodiazepine.
NAHB said it forecasts some tapering off of housing starts, but that it anticipates a total of 1.64 million housing starts for 2002 as a whole, up 2.5% from the 1.60 million units in 2001.
All of these agents are probably equally effective for generalized anxiety disorder, as well as for unipolar depression and for tapering off BZs.
The tapering off has occurred in several areas, but reduced military spending has been especially significant in the latest decline, and will be an even more important negative trend now that the Cold War is over.