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English adjective: narrowing

1. narrowing becoming gradually narrower


SamplesLong tapering fingers.
Trousers with tapered legs.


Synonymstapered, tapering


Similarnarrow


Antonymsbroad, wide

2. narrowing (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom


Synonymsconstricting, constrictive


Similarnarrow


Antonymsbroad, wide


English noun: narrowing

1. narrowing (attribute) an instance of becoming narrow


Broader (hypernym)configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)bottleneck, chokepoint, coarctation, constriction, taper

2. narrowing (process) a decrease in width


Broader (hypernym)decrease, decrement


Antonymswidening, broadening

3. narrowing (act) the act of making something narrower


Broader (hypernym)change of shape


Antonymsbroadening, widening









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