Last modified on 20 May 2014, at 11:50

meta-

See also: metà, meta, and Meta

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From Ancient Greek μετά (metá), from Proto-Indo-European *me (in the middle).

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meta-

  1. transcending, encompassing
  2. Pertaining to a level above or beyond. For example, metadata is data that describes data, metalanguage is language that describes language, etc.
  3. Having analogies with metaphysics
  4. (pathology) Consequent on
  5. (anatomy and zoology) Behind
  6. (botany and zoology) Later or subsequent
  7. (geology) Analogies and derivatives of metamorphism
  8. (chemistry) Having fewer molecules of water than the ortho- equivalent
  9. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in alternate positions; contrasted with ortho- and para-

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meta-

  1. meta-

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μετά (metá).

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meta-

  1. meta-

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