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geographical name Me·ta \ˈmā-tä\

Definition of Meta

  1. river over 620 miles (995 kilometers) NE Colombia flowing into the Orinoco on Venezuela-Colombia boundary


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prefix Me·ta

Definition of meta-

  1. 1 a :  occurring later than or in succession to :  after <metestrus> b :  situated behind or beyond <metencephalon> <metacarpus> c :  later or more highly organized or specialized form of <metaxylem>

  2. 2 :  change :  transformation <metaplasia>

  3. 3 [metaphysics] :  more comprehensive :  transcending <metapsychological> —usually used with the name of a discipline to designate a new but related discipline designed to deal critically with the original one <metamathematics>

  4. 4 a :  involving substitution at or characterized by two positions in the benzene ring that are separated by one carbon atom <meta-xylene> b :  derived from by loss of water <metaphosphoric acid>

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Origin and Etymology of meta-

New Latin & Medieval Latin, from Latin or Greek; Latin, from Greek, among, with, after, from meta among, with, after; akin to Old English mid, mith with, Old High German mit


META Defined for English Language Learners


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prefix Me·ta

Definition of meta- for English Language Learners

  • : change

  • : more than : beyond


Medical Dictionary

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adjective Me·ta \ˈmet-ə\

Medical Definition of meta

  1. :  relating to, characterized by, or being two positions in the benzene ring that are separated by one carbon atom


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