meta-

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variants: or met-

Definition of meta- 

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1a : 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 : change : transformation metaplasia

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

4a : 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

Meta

geographical name
Me·ta | \ˈmā-tä \

Definition of Meta (Entry 2 of 2)

river over 620 miles (995 kilometers) long in northeastern Colombia flowing into the Orinoco River on the Venezuela–Colombia boundary

History and Etymology for meta-

Prefix

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

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English Language Learners Definition of meta-

: change

: more than : beyond

meta

adjective
\ˈmet-ə \

Medical Definition of meta 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

meta-

prefix
variants: or met-

Medical Definition of meta- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : isomeric with or otherwise closely related to metaldehyde

2 : involving substitution at or characterized by two positions in the benzene ring that are separated by one carbon atom abbreviation m- meta-xylene or m-xylene — compare orth- sense 2, para- sense 2

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