narrowing

Definitions of narrowing
  1. noun
    a decrease in width
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    Antonyms:
    broadening, widening
    an increase in width
    type of:
    decrease, decrement
    a process of becoming smaller or shorter
  2. noun
    an instance of becoming narrow
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    coarctation
    (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
    taper
    the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
    bottleneck, chokepoint, constriction
    a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    point, pointedness
    the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
    unpointedness
    the property of having only a dull tip (if any)
    type of:
    configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape
    any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
  3. noun
    the act of making something narrower
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    Antonyms:
    broadening, widening
    the act of making something wider
    type of:
    change of shape
    an action that changes the shape of something
  4. adjective
    becoming gradually narrower
    synonyms: tapered, tapering
    narrow
    not wide
  5. adjective
    (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
    synonyms: constricting, constrictive
    narrow
    not wide
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