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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.

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Origin of taximeter

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

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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