Denoting a change of position or condition
short for meta key.
The least hydrated of a series of oxoacids formed from the same anhydride.
Originally: any higher-order discussion about language. Now usually: hidden meanings or significance in a conversation, etc.
A text lying outside another text, especially one describing or elucidating another.
Originally (Linguistics): a word which describes, classifies, or refers to another word. Also (in extended use) (Computing): a word which has significance within a given context beyond its usual meaning, e.g. one which is part of a programming or query language.
A key on some keyboards which activates a particular function when held down simultaneously with another key
The branch of knowledge that deals with the foundations of ethics, especially with the nature of ethical statements.
A river that flows northeast for 650 miles (1,050 km) from central Colombia into the Orinoco River and that forms part of the Colombia-Venezuela boundary
Philosophy. Analysis of the grounds and assumptions on which a theory, explanation, or account is based; an instance of this.
A person who carries out meta-analyses.
Mathematics. Designating a function of three real variables, whose partial derivatives with respect to these variables satisfy certain conditions, resulting in the function having properties analogous to those of an analytic function of one complex variable. Compare analytic rare.
The meta isomer of a series of disubstituted benzene derivatives.
Of or relating to meta-ethics.
Lying beyond the scope of historical narrative or inquiry; = meta-historical.
Enquiry into the principles governing historical events; the study of the philosophy of history, or of historiography; specifically the study of the structure of historical narrative.
Of or relating to metaliterature; concerned with or characteristic of metaliterature. Also: above or beyond the boundaries of any one literature; specifically designating themes, stories, etc., which are widespread in all literatures.
A ‘universe of universes’; an assembly of universes, considered as a whole; that which contains or consists of many (potential or actual) separate universes.
A salt of metantimonic acid; a salt containing the anion SbO3 −.
Lying beyond the scope of historical narrative or inquiry; transcending history.
Information about information, especially information used to order or locate other information; (specifically on the Internet) the mark-up information on a web page, etc.
A language used to describe a metalanguage.
A rule governing the content, form, or application of other rules
A set of data that describes and gives information about other data
Of a group or a Lie algebra: expressible as an extension of one abelian group or Lie algebra by another abelian group or Lie algebra; having the property that its commutator subgroup or subalgebra is abelian.
Fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions and traditional narrative techniques
An underlying meaning or subtext
A form of language or set of terms used for the description or analysis of another language
A synthetic composite material with a structure such that it exhibits properties not usually found in natural materials, especially a negative refractive index
Relating to matters beyond the range of empirical knowledge, metaphysical; (occasionally) affirming the validity of concepts or beliefs not based on experience.
Awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes
The field of study that deals with the structure and formal properties of mathematics and similar formal systems
A narrative account that experiments with or explores the idea of storytelling, often by drawing attention to its own artificiality