Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of NARROWING

Pronunciation:  n'erowing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something narrower
  2. [n]  an instance of becoming narrow
  3. [n]  a decrease in width
  4. [adj]  (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
  5. [adj]  becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"

NARROWING is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: constricting, constrictive, narrow, tapered, tapering
 Antonyms: broadening, broadening, widening, widening
 See Also: bottleneck, change of shape, coarctation, configuration, conformation, constriction, contour, decrease, decrement, form, shape, taper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nar"row*ing\, n.
1. The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in
   breadth or extent.

2. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

Computing Dictionary

unification followed by unfolding. The left-hand side of a rule is unified with some term, resulting in a set of variable bindings. The term is then replaced by the right-hand side of the rule with values substituted for bound variables.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abbreviation, astriction, astringency, ban, bar, barring, blockade, bottleneck, boycott, cervix, circumscription, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, confining, consolidation, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, cramping, curtailment, debarment, debarring, decrease, demarcation, diminuendo, disentanglement, disinvolvement, distillation, embargo, exception, exclusion, hourglass, hourglass figure, inadmissibility, injunction, isthmus, knitting, limitative, limiting, lockout, narrow place, neck, nonadmission, omission, preclusion, prohibition, puckering, purification, pursing, reduction, refinement, rejection, relegation, repudiation, restricting, restriction, restrictive, shortening, simplification, solidification, stranglement, strangulation, streamlining, striction, stricture, stripping, stripping down, systole, taboo, taper, tapering, uncluttering, unscrambling, unsnarling, wasp waist, wrinkling