taximeter

[ tak-see-mee-ter ]
/ ˈtæk siˌmi tər /
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noun

a device fitted to a taxicab or other vehicle, for automatically computing and indicating the fare due.

Origin of taximeter

1885–90; < French taximètre, equivalent to taxe tax + -i- -i- + -mètre -meter; replacing earlier taxameter < German, equivalent to Taxa (< Medieval Latin: tax, charge) + -meter -meter
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taximeter

/ (ˈtæksɪˌmiːtə) /

noun

a meter fitted to a taxi to register the fare, based on the length of the journey

Word Origin for taximeter

C19: from French taximètre; see tax, -meter
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