What does taxis mean?

Definitions for taxis
ˈtæk sɪs; ˈtæk siztaxis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taxis(noun)

    a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism

  2. taxis(noun)

    the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taxis(noun)

    manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it


  1. Taxis

    A taxis, from Ancient Greek τάξις meaning "arrangement," is an innate behavioral response by an organism to a directional stimulus or gradient of stimulus intensity. A taxis differs from a tropism in that the organism has motility and demonstrates guided movement towards or away from the stimulus source. It is sometimes distinguished from a kinesis, a non-directional change in activity in response to a stimulus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Taxis

    tak′sis, n. (surg.) the art of putting parts in their natural place by means of pressure: orderly arrangement, classification: a brigade in an ancient Greek army.—ns. Taxol′ogy, the science of classification; Taxon′omer, a taxonomist.—adjs. Taxonom′ic, -al.—adv. Taxonom′ically.—ns. Taxon′omist, one versed in taxonomy; Taxon′omy, the laws and principles of taxology or orderly classification, also their application to natural history. [Gr.,—tassein, to arrange.]

How to say taxis in sign language?

  1. taxis


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taxis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taxis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of taxis in a Sentence

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    In the U.S., people taking Uber are mostly people not normally taking taxis.

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    VW Kombi are no longer common in Uganda, they ceased to be used as taxis and buses in 2000.

  5. Keiko Nakamura:

    I'll be staying home and will be telling my kids to not speak Japanese on taxis or in public.

Images & Illustrations of taxis

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