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

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]
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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
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[ˈtæksɪˌmiːtəʳ] Ntaxímetro m
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[ˈtæksɪˌmiːtəʳ] ntassametro
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(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.
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The rider can click another option to rate the performance of the driver, and capture the taxi meter screen on his or her phone.
Moreover, the rider can click another option to rate the performance of the driver, and capture the taxi meter screen on his or her smartphone.
Bertram said he did not use the taxi meter because it would not include the time spent loading and unloading a wheelchair from the vehicle.
Apparently, the two were asked to pay for a flat rate instead of what was in the taxi meter, and were also asked for a luggage fee.
People have reported getting into a cab in recent weeks and noticing that the taxi meter is displaying an X as they set off.
During the process, Delgra said taxi operators should start first on paying the resealing fee, then proceed to their taxi meter providers for calibration of fares.
He said the taxi meter manufacturers had been advised to build their meters according to the standards stipulated by the Transport Ministry.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) apprehended on Friday a taxi driver and impounded the taxi for refusing to use the taxi meter. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said taxi driver Frederick Cayanan was apprehended at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's Terminal 1 following a brief chase.
Taxi Suitability, Taxi Meter Verification & VRT Inspectors for a 4 month specified purpose contract working a minimum of 2 days a week in Greenhills Test Centre / Ballymount or Northpoint Test Centre The successful candidates must be available for work Monday - Sunday.
Meanwhile, passengers taking the fixed-meter carpool will be charged based on the fee shown by the taxi meter divided by the number of people getting off plus NT$200 for each passenger.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 18 July 2017: When we travel abroad we worry about the taxi meter prices, so we concentrate on the meter because we are scared it would be more than our budget.