taxi-, tax-, taxo-, taxio-, -taxia, -taxis, -taxy, tact-, -tactic, -tactical, -tactics

(Greek: arrangement, order, put in order, orientation; the movements or directed responses of motile organisms to stimuli, as indicated by the combining roots)

Twisting movement in response to an external stimulus.
A reference to a polymer molecule having a regular alternation of opposite configurations at successive regularly spaced positions along the chain.
Of, relating to, or conforming to the rules of syntax.
Relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax; such as, "the syntactic rules of a language".
1. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences.
2. Studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences.
3. A systematic orderly arrangement.
1. A writing or rhetorical style that favors complex syntax, as against simple sentence structures.
2. The arrangement of fold axes or mountain ranges showing convergence towards a common point; that is, the Alpine system of southern Europe and western Asia.
tactic (s) (noun), tactics (pl)
1. The military science that deals with securing objectives set by strategy; especially, the technique of deploying and directing troops, ships, and aircraft in effective maneuvers against an enemy: "Tactics is a required course at all military academies."
2. Maneuvers used against an enemy: "Guerrilla tactics were employed during most of the war."
3. A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal.
tactician (s) (noun), tacticians (pl)
1. Someone who is skilled in the planning and execution of military tactics.
2. Relating to tactics or done in order to achieve something.
1. The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.
2. The art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance.
taxidermist (s) (noun), taxidermists (pl)
1. A craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display: The taxidermist who prepared the owls for the natural history museum used glass eyes to give them an authentic and realistic appearance.
2. Etymology: from Greek tasxis, "arrangement, order" + derma, "skin" + -ist, "a person who does something".
Someone who is skilled in preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals.
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taxidermy (s) (noun), taxidermies (pl)
1. The art or process of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in lifelike appearances: The procedure of taxidermy is normally practiced on vertebrates, like birds, reptiles, and mammals, and these true-to-life creatures can be used as hunting trophies or can be seen in natural history museums.
2. Etymology: from the Greek words taxis, "to move" and derma, "skin".
The skill of preparing the skins of dead animals for lifelike presentations for people to see.
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1. Arrangement or order, as in one of the physical sciences.
2. In biology, oriented movement of a motile organism in response to an external stimulus, as toward or away from light.
3. A manipulative surgical operation to replace parts that have terminated their natural function; that is, reducing hernias, etc.
4. Structural adaptation of elements; the adaptation of parts to fit the purpose for which a building is erected.
5. A company of soldiers; especially, foot-soldiers in ancient Greece; the quota of foot-soldiers supplied by each of the ten local tribes or phylae in ancient Athens.
6. A division of military troops, a modern company, battalion, regiment, or brigade.
7. The order or arrangement of words.
8. In taxonomy, the classification of groups of organisms in natural history.
9. The response (orientation or movement in a particular direction) of a motile organism to an external stimulus.
1. A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.
2. The name applied to a taxonomic group in a formal system of nomenclature.
taxonomic, taxonomical
Of or relating to taxonomy; such as, "taxonomic relations"; "a taxonomic designation".
1. The classification of organisms (plants and animals) in an ordered system that indicates their presumed natural relationships.
2. The science, laws, or principles of scientific classification; systematics.
3. Division into ordered groups or categories.
4. A classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin, etc.