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tax·i·me·ter

 (tăk′sē-mē′tər)
n.
An instrument installed in a taxicab to measure distance traveled and waiting time and to compute and indicate the fare.

[French taximètre, alteration of taxamètre, from German Taxameter : Medieval Latin taxa, tax (from taxāre, to tax; see tax) + -meter, meter (from Greek metron, measure; see -meter).]

taximeter

(ˈtæksɪˌmiːtə)
n
a meter fitted to a taxi to register the fare, based on the length of the journey
[C19: from French taximètre; see tax, -meter]

tax•i•me•ter

(ˈtæk siˌmi tər)

n.
a device fitted to a taxicab or other vehicle, for automatically computing and indicating the fare due.
[1890–95; < French taximètre=taxe tax + -i- -i- + -mètre -meter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taximeter - a meter in a taxi that registers the fare (based on the length of the ride)
meter - any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
Translations
عَدّاد السَّيْر
taxametr
taximeter
viteldíjmérõ
gjaldmælir
taxameter

taximeter

[ˈtæksɪˌmiːtəʳ] Ntaxímetro m

taximeter

[ˈtæksɪˌmiːtəʳ] ntassametro

taxi

(ˈtӕksi) plurals ˈtaxis ~ˈtaxies noun
(also ˈtaxi-cab. (American) cab) a car, usually fitted with a taximeter, that can be hired with its driver, especially for short journeys: I took a taxi from the hotel to the station.
verb3rd person singular present tense ˈtaxies, ~ˈtaxis: present participle ˈtaxiing, ~ˈtaxying: past tense, past participle ˈtaxied
(of an aeroplane) to move slowly along the ground before beginning to run forward for take-off. The plane taxied along the runway.
ˈtaximeter noun
(usually abbreviated to meter) an instrument usually fitted to taxis to show the fare owed for the distance travelled.
taxi rank
a place where taxis stand until hired. There is a taxi rank at the railway station.
References in classic literature ?
Driving in a taximeter to the ferry this morning,' resumed Archibald,
The hotel clerk handed her into a taximeter cab, and gave the address to the driver.
9 Extra tariffs: *Hamad International Airport (HIA)pickup flag fall per trip is QR25 * Telephone booking charge within Doha city per trip is QR5 *Telephone booking charge from Doha city to HIA per trip is QR8 * Waiting charge per 15 minutes per trip is QR8 If taximeter is not operational, the trip is free.
The car also lacked a fixed taximeter that issues confirmation about the fee payable.
THE TAXIMETER SHOULD ALWAYS BE ENGAGED FOR SUCH JOURNEYS AND THE FARE DEMANDED SHOULD NOT EXCEED THAT SHOWN ON THE TAXIMETER AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE JOURNEY (PLUS ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES SPECIFIED BELOW).
As soon as I hopped into an old model taxicab in queue, the young unscrupulous driver automatically demanded if I could add more to the taximeter.
During an inspection visit, HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, was briefed about the features of the smart taximeter system.
Features of the smart taximeter include the integration with Dubai Geographic Addressing System (Makani), and the automated calculation of toll tariff (Salik) when passing under virtual toll gates in the system without interference on the part of the cab driver.
Before the taximeter was invented, the English had 'hackney carriages' and the Turn to Page 24 From Page 23 French had 'fiacres'.
Detailed calculation of taxi fare using taximeter and GPS, online payment, smart automatic positioning system to dispatch road assist, connection to ECU, remote diagnostic program and online connections are some of the main features of the system.
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) has claimed the app equates to being a taximeter, which private vehicles are not allowed to use.
It is not the right behaviour for a taxi driver to allow a customer into a taxi, on the pretense of carrying out the agreed journey, to then, after a mile or so, lock the passenger in the back of the cab and demand a payment more than the fare shown on the taximeter.