Definition of taxis
1 : reflex translational or orientational movement by a freely motile and usually simple organism in relation to a source of stimulation (such as a light or a temperature or chemical gradient)
2 : a reflex reaction involving a taxis
Recent Examples of taxis from the Web
Torres said the ride-share companies will undercut fares of traditional taxis and not have as much of a burden for insurance and other regulations.
County Administrator Bertha Henry said the state passed a law requiring the county to treat the ride hailing apps the same as traditional taxis. --
They were bound by the United Nations’ security rules; don’t travel on motorcycle taxis was one.
Fiat Chrysler has formed a partnership with Waymo to convert Chrysler Pacifica minivans into robot taxis, soon to test in Arizona.
But this year, Fields has said, pretax earnings will fall to $9 billion, because of heavy spending on new technology like robo-taxis and electric cars.
Mobility hubs combine multiple means of transit — including busses, light rail, taxis and shared rides — into a centralized pick-up and drop-off location.
On urban getaways, walking to see the sights instead of using public transportation and taxis counts as activity.
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Origin and Etymology of taxis
Greek, literally, arrangement, order, from tassein to arrange
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
Definition of -taxis
1 : arrangement : ordering thermotaxis
2 : physiological taxis chemotaxis
Origin and Etymology of -taxis
New Latin, from Greek, from taxis
Medical Definition of taxis
1: the manual restoration of a displaced body part; specifically : the reduction of a hernia manually
2a: reflex translational or orientational movement by a freely motile and usually simple organism in relation to a source of stimulation (as a light or a temperature or chemical gradient)b: a reflex reaction involving a taxis
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