Complete Definition of "meta-"

English

Prefix
meta- (met- before a vowel and before <h> in words originating in Ancient Greek)

  1. Transcending, encompassing
  2. Pertaining to a level above or beyond, for example, metadata is data that describes data
  3. Analogies with metaphysics
  4. Classifications
  5. pathology Consequent on
  6. (anatomy and zoology) Behind
  7. (botany and zoology) Later or subsequent
  8. geology Analogies and derivatives of metamorphism
  9. chemistry Having fewer molecules of water than the ortho- equivalent
  10. chemistry in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in alternate positions (compare ortho- and para-)

Category:English prefixes

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