metatheory

noun meta·theory \ "+ \

Definition of metatheory

: a theory concerned with the investigation, analysis, or description of theory itself
  • if we investigate, analyze, and describe a language L1 … the sum total of what can be known about L1 and said in L2 may be called the metatheory of L1
  • —Rudolf Carnap

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Origin and Etymology of metatheory

meta- + theory


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