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Borrowed from French taximètre, from German Taxameter, coined from Medieval Latin taxa (tax, charge), from Proto-Indo-European *teh₂g- (to touch, handle).

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taximeter (plural taximeters)

  1. A device installed in a taxicab that calculates the fare based upon distance travelled and waiting time.

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  1. ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Taximeter”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volumes IX, Part 2 (Su–Th), London: Clarendon Press, →OCLC, page 122, column 2.

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