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[mass noun] The restoration of displaced bones or organs by manual pressure alone.
- ‘He sent for a surgeon, who attempted to reduce the hernia by the taxis.’
A motion or orientation of a cell, organism, or part in response to an external stimulus.Compare with kinesis
- ‘A taxis is a behavioural reaction where an animal moves directly towards (positive taxis) or away (negative taxis) from the source of the stimulus.’
[mass noun] The systematic arrangement of linguistic units (phonemes, morphemes, words, phrases, or clauses) in linear sequence.
- ‘The only remaining factor to which the difference in meaning between (1) and (2) can be ascribed is the arrangement of the morphemes (the taxis).’
Mid 18th century (in taxis): from Greek, literally arrangement, from tassein arrange. taxis dates from the late 19th century.
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