taxis

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

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek τάξις (táxis, arrangment, order)

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Noun[edit]

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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
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Usage notes[edit]

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 2[edit]

See taxi.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxis

  1. plural of taxi

Verb[edit]

taxis

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

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxis

  1. plural of taxi

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxis m

  1. plural of taxi

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxīs

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

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “taxis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • 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

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxis

  1. plural of taxi

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxis

  1. indefinite genitive singular of taxi