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meta- US English

Denoting a change of position or condition

meta US English

short for meta key.

meta key US English

A function key on a keyboard that is activated by simultaneously holding down a control key

Meta River US 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 US English

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

metarule US English

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

metafiction US English

Fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions (especially naturalism) and traditional narrative techniques

metamessage US English

An underlying meaning or implicit message, especially in advertising

metalanguage US English

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

metamaterial US 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 US English

Awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes

metamathematics US English

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


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