from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Biology The responsive movement of a free-moving organism or cell toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light.
- n. Medicine The moving of a body part by manipulation into normal position, as after a dislocation, fracture, or hernia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The movement of an organism in response to a stimulus.
- n. The manipulation of a body part into its normal position after injury.
- n. The arrangement of the parts of a topic.
- n. Plural form of taxi.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it.
- n. In technical uses, as in architecture, biology, grammar, etc., arrangement; order; ordonnance.
- n. a reflexive movement by a motile organism by which it moves or orients itself in relation to some source of stimulation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The orientation, locomotion, or migration of a cell or of an organism in relation to an external substance or form of energy.
- n. In surgery, an operation by which parts which have quitted their natural situation are replaced by manipulation, as in reducing hernia, etc.
- n. In ancient architecture, that disposition which assigns to every part of a building its just dimensions. It is synonymous with ordonnance in modern architecture.
- n. In Greek antiquity, a division of troops corresponding more or less closely to the modern battalion; also, a larger division of an army, as a regiment or a brigade.
- n. In zoology, classification; taxonomy; taxology.
- n. In grammar and rhetoric, arrangement; order.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part
- n. a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
Greek, arrangement, from tassein, tag-, to arrange.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek τάξις (taxis, "arrangment, order") (Wiktionary)
See taxi (Wiktionary)