tapering meaning

  • In the context of sports, tapering refers to the practice of reducing exercise in the days just before an important competition. Tapering is customary in many endurance sports, such as long-distance running and swimming.
  • This article is about the use of the word "tapering" in sports. For the "tapering" in the 2010-2014 unconventional monetary policy in the United States, please see Quantitative easing.
  • ^ Sun Devil Aquatics. "Glossary of Terms". Swim Levels, Meet Types. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-10-04.

    Definition of tapering in English Dictionary

  • NounPLtaperingsSUF-ing
    1. A tapered shape.
    2. Verb
      1. present participle of taper.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Microscopic appearances consist of round to spindled cells with tapering cytoplasm arranged in storiform patterns in a collagenous matrix.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          1. en taperings
          2. en taperingly
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          Meaning of tapering for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "tapering" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
          Definiteness: Level 1
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