/tak"sis/, n., pl. taxes /tak"seez/.
1. arrangement or order, as in one of the physical sciences.
2. Biol. oriented movement of a motile organism in response to an external stimulus, as toward or away from light.
3. Surg. the replacing of a displaced part, or the reducing of a hernia or the like, by manipulation without cutting.
4. Archit. the adaptation to the purposes of a building of its various parts.
[1720-30; < NL < Gk táxis, equiv. to tak- (base of tássein to arrange, put in order) + -sis -SIS]
/tak"seez/, n.
a pl. of taxi.

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