Taximeter meaning

tăksē-mētər
An instrument installed in a taxicab to measure distance traveled and waiting time and to compute and indicate the fare.
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An automatic device in taxicabs that computes and registers the fare due.
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A device installed in a taxicab that calculates the fare based upon distance travelled and waiting time.
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Origin of taximeter

  • French taximètre alteration of taxamètre from German Taxameter Medieval Latin taxa tax (from taxāre to tax tax) -meter meter (from Greek metron measure –meter)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French taximètre, from German Taxameter, coined from Medieval Latin taxa (tax, charge), from Proto-Indo-European base *tag- (to touch, to handle).

    From Wiktionary