/me’t*-day`t*/, or combinations of /may’-/ or (Commonwealth) /mee’-/; /-dah`t*/ (Or “meta data”) Data about data. In data processing, meta-data is definitional data that provides information about or documentation of other data managed within an application or environment.
For example, meta-data would document data about data elements or attributes, (name, size, data type, etc) and data about records or data structures (length, fields, columns, etc) and data about data (where it is located, how it is associated, ownership, etc.). Meta-data may include descriptive information about the context, quality and condition, or characteristics of the data.
Not to be confused with Metadata.
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[met-uh-dahy-klawr-uh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, -klohr-] /ˈmɛt ə daɪˌklɔr əˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin, -ˌkloʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless liquid, C 6 H 4 Cl 2 , soluble in alcohol and ether: used as a fumigant and insecticide.
[mee-tuh] /ˈmi tə/ noun, plural metae [mee-tee] /ˈmi ti/ (Show IPA) 1. (in ancient Rome) a column or post, or a group of columns or posts, placed at each end of a racetrack to mark the turning places. [met-uh] /ˈmɛt ə/ adjective 1. pertaining to or noting a story, conversation, character, etc., that consciously references […]
- Meta element
World-Wide Web An element, with tag name of “META”, expressing meta-data about a given HTML document. HTML standards do not require that documents have META elements; but if META elements occur, they must be inside the document’s HEAD element. The META element can be used to identify properties of a document (e.g., author, expiration date, […]