What does tapering mean?

Definitions for tapering

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tapering.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapering(adj)

    the act of gradually lowering the size or amount

    "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"

  2. tapered, tapering, narrowing(adj)

    becoming gradually narrower

    "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"

  3. dwindling, tapering, tapering off(adj)

    gradually decreasing until little remains


  1. tapering(Noun)

    A tapered shape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tapering

    of Taper

  2. Tapering(adj)

    becoming gradually smaller toward one end


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tapering in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tapering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rick Hutcheon:

    There are so many things overhanging the market right now, we've got an OPEC meeting, we've got Greece, we've got economic reports coming out, you name it, everyone is worried about the Fed tapering, it's all the same old stories.

  2. Franck Dixmier:

    I wouldn’t bet a single euro on the ECB tapering its program, draghi was quite clear in his last press conference that what really matters is looking beyond headline numbers and assessing genuine medium to long term economic developments. The ECB is far from achieving its ultimate objectives of real price stability and inflation of around 2 percent.

Images & Illustrations of tapering

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