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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).]


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


(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


[ˈtæksɪˌmiːtəʳ] ntassametro


(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.
[UKPRwire, Thu Aug 01 2019] The purpose of this MRH research study titled Global Electronic Taximeters Market Insights Forecast to 2025 is to enlighten the readers about the Electronic Taximeters Market with a stern focus on the development trends and opportunities projected for future years.
Contract notice: framework agreement for the approval of the service of use of taxis with taximeters in zaragoza capital
At present, we are updating the taximeters across the fleets, and this cashless payment option could well be included in the updates," Al Qamzi said.
The driver was no longer required to buy or rent a walkie-talkie, put taximeters and officially work as a taxi driver, to start work, you needed a mobile phone with the Internet support.
What taxi drivers fight forIn Slovakia, taxis have to fulfill strict criteria, drivers are obliged to have licenses, to be self-employed, their cars must be marked, have taximeters, as well as cash registers.On the other hand, most Uber drivers do not fulfill these criteria instead they use private cars for making some money on the side.
Install and connect its systems, electronic means and smart application(s) which are necessary to provide the e-hailing service through the Electronic Platform on/with the smart taximeters recommended by the RTA (which are available in the approved taxis and luxury cars).
Taxicab drivers are required to have functioning, sealed taximeters in their vehicles and the rear passengers seats must be lit at all times.
I am modernising and improving the regulations for the taxi industry including licensing requirements, accessibility standards and installation of taximeters and imposing maximum fares.
The first and second phases, according to the DIG, would focus on public transport vehicles plying the roads without taximeters.
Karachi -- Karachi traffic police chief, DIG Amir Ahmed Shaikh, announced the start of a three-phased campaign against all drivers violating traffic laws, specifically those driving without a license, from Monday (today).The first and second phases, according to the DIG, would focus on public transport vehicles plying the roads without taximeters.DIG Shaikh strictly added that drivers who did not have their licenses would be jailed under section 3 and 99 of Motor Vehicles Ordinance, 1965.