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Definitions of taper:
  • noun:   the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
  • noun:   a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun:   stick of wax with a wick in the middle
  • noun:   a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
  • verb:   diminish gradually
    Example: "Interested tapered off"
  • verb:   give a point to
    Example: "The candles are tapered"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #53888)

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