What are taxis?

  • (noun): A locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism.
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A taxis (plural taxes, /ˈtæksiːz/), from ancient Greek τάξις meaning arrangement, is an innate behavioral response by an organism to a directional stimulus or gradient of stimulus intensity. A taxis differs from a tropism (turning response, often growth towards or away from a stimulus) in that the organism has motility and demonstrates guided movement towards or away from the stimulus source. It is sometimes distinguished from a kinesis, a non-directional change in activity in response to a stimulus.

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Commission For Taxi Regulation
... The Commission for Taxi Regulation (also An Coimisiún Um Rialáil Tacsaithe and Taxi Regulator) was a public body in Ireland that existed between 2004 and 2011 regulating small ... Taxis and wheelchair-accessible taxis are allowed to pick up passengers in the street or at a stand and have their fares calculated by a meter hackneys and limousines do not use meters and are ... The Commission set a single maximum fare structure for taxis for all places in the Republic of Ireland, although drivers are allowed to offer discounts and customers are permitted to give tips to drivers ...
Schloss Taxis
... Schloss Taxis (originally known as Burg Trugenhofen) is a privately owned castle in Dischingen in the Heidenheim district of Baden-Württemberg in Germany ... owned by the princely house of Thurn und Taxis and is not open for visitors ...
Taxicabs Of Morocco - Grand Taxis
... Where petit-taxis are only for local city traffic, grand taxis are mostly used for city-to-city or -village transport ... Normally a grand taxi is a shared vehicle at the main taxistands many grand taxis gather ... It is a type of share taxi system but without timetables or government influence ...

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  • (noun): The surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part.