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 for narrowing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Narrowing \Nar"row*ing\, n.
     1. The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in
        breadth or extent.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Narrow \Nar"row\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Narrowed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Narrowing.] [AS. nearwian.]
     1. To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a
        smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of. --Sir
        W. Temple.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To contract the reach or sphere of; to make less liberal
        or more selfish; to limit; to confine; to restrict; as, to
        narrow one's views or knowledge; to narrow a question in
        [1913 Webster]
              Our knowledge is much more narrowed if we confine
              ourselves to our own solitary reasonings. --I.
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     3. (Knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by
        taking two stitches into one.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers";
             "trousers with tapered legs" [syn: tapered, tapering,
      2: (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom [syn:
         constricting, constrictive, narrowing]
      n 1: an instance of becoming narrow
      2: a decrease in width [ant: broadening, widening]
      3: the act of making something narrower [ant: broadening,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "narrowing":
     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

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      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

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