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meta- British & World English

Denoting a change of position or condition

meta British & World English

short for meta key.

meta key British & World English

A key on some keyboards which activates a particular function when held down simultaneously with another key

Meta River British & World English

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

metadata British & World English

A set of data that describes and gives information about other data

metarule British & World English

A rule governing the content, form, or application of other rules

metafiction British & World English

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

metamessage British & World English

An underlying meaning or subtext

metalanguage British & World English

A form of language or set of terms used for the description or analysis of another language

metamaterial British & World English

A synthetic composite material with a structure such that it exhibits properties not usually found in natural materials, especially a negative refractive index

metacognition British & World English

Awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes

metamathematics British & World English

The field of study that deals with the structure and formal properties of mathematics and similar formal systems

metanarrative British & World English

A narrative account that experiments with or explores the idea of storytelling, often by drawing attention to its own artificiality


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