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See also: Taxus, Taxis, táxis, and taxi's

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Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek τάξις (táxis, arrangment, order)

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taxis (plural taxes)

  1. (biology) The directional movement of an organism in response to a stimulus.
  2. (medicine) The manipulation of a body part into its normal position after injury.
  3. (rhetoric) The arrangement of the parts of a topic.
  4. arrangement or ordering generally, as in architecture or grammar
  5. (historical) A brigade in an Ancient Greek army.
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Distinguished from tropism in that in a tropism, the organism is not motile, and simply turns or grows towards or away from stimulus (e.g., plants, fungi), while in a taxis, the organism has motility and moves towards or away from stimulus (e.g., bacteria, animals). Distinguished from a kinesis in that a kinesis is non-directional movement, while a taxis is directional.

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Etymology 2Edit

See taxi.

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NounEdit

taxis

  1. plural of taxi

VerbEdit

taxis

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of taxi

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taxis

  1. plural of taxi

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taxis m

  1. plural of taxi

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taxīs

  1. dative plural of taxus
  2. ablative plural of taxus

ReferencesEdit

  • taxis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • taxis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • taxis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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taxis

  1. plural of taxi

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taxis

  1. indefinite genitive singular of taxi