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meta


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Meta-  \Met"a-\,  Met-  \Met-\  [Gr.  ?  between,  with  after  akin  to 
  AS  mid  with  G.  mit,  Goth.  mi[thorn],  E.  mid,  in  midwife.] 
  1.  A  prefix  meaning  between,  with  after  behind,  over 
  about  reversely;  as  metachronism,  the  error  of  placing 
  after  the  correct  time;  metaphor,  lit.,  a  carrying  over 
  metathesis,  a  placing  reversely. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  A  prefix  denoting: 
  a  Other  duplicate,  corresponding  to  resembling;  hence 
  metameric;  as  meta-arabinic,  metaldehyde. 
  b  (Organic  Chem.)  That  two  replacing  radicals,  in  the 
  benzene  nucleus,  occupy  the  relative  positions  of  1 
  and  3,  2  and  4,  3  and  5,  4  and  6,  5  and  1,  or  6  and  2; 
  as  metacresol  etc  See  {Ortho-},  and  {Para-}. 
  c  (Inorganic  Chem.)  Having  less  than  the  highest  number 
  of  hydroxyl  groups;  --  said  of  acids;  as 
  metaphosphoric  acid.  Also  used  adjectively. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Meta,  MO  (city,  FIPS  47594) 
  Location:  38.31240  N,  92.16657  W 
  Population  (1990):  249  (123  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  65058 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  meta  /me't*/  or  /may't*/  or  (Commonwealth)  /mee't*/  adj.,pref. 
  [from  analytic  philosophy]  One  level  of  description  up  A  metasyntactic 
  variable  is  a  variable  in  notation  used  to  describe  syntax,  and 
  meta-language  is  language  used  to  describe  language.  This  is  difficult 
  to  explain  briefly,  but  much  hacker  humor  turns  on  deliberate  confusion 
  between  meta-levels.  See  {{hacker  humor}}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  meta 
 
    /me't*/  or  /may't*/  or  (Commonwealth)  /mee't*/  A 
  prefix  meaning  one  level  of  description  higher.  If  X  is  some 
  concept  then  meta-X  is  data  about  or  processes  operating  on 
  X. 
 
  For  example,  a  {metasyntax}  is  {syntax}  for  specifying  syntax, 
  {metalanguage}  is  a  language  used  to  discuss  language, 
  {meta-data}  is  data  about  data,  and  {meta-reasoning}  is 
  reasoning  about  reasoning. 
 
  This  is  difficult  to  explain  briefly,  but  much  hacker  humour 
  turns  on  deliberate  confusion  between  meta-levels. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1999-04-06) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  META 
 
    The  {assembly  language}  for  the  {CYBER  200}, 
  developed  at  {CDC}  ca  1977. 
 
  [CDC  Pub  60256020]. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-16) 
 
 




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