[met-uh-eth-iks, met-uh-eth-] /ˌmɛt əˈɛθ ɪks, ˈmɛt əˌɛθ-/
noun, (usually used with a singular verb)
the philosophy of dealing with the meaning of ethical terms, the nature of moral discourse, and the foundations of moral principles.
(functioning as sing) the philosophical study of questions about the nature of ethical judgment as distinct from questions of normative ethics, for example, whether ethical judgments state facts or express attitudes, whether there are objective standards of morality, and how moral judgments can be justified
/ˌmɛtəˈfiːmeɪl/ noun 1. (genetics) a sterile female organism, esp a fruit fly (Drosophila) that has three X chromosomes Former name superfemale
[met-uh-fik-shuh n] /ˈmɛt əˌfɪk ʃən/ noun 1. fiction that discusses, describes, or analyzes a work of fiction or the conventions of fiction.
graphics, file format 1. An image file format for transport between different machines, often as a device independent bitmap. 2. A functional specification for encoding computer graphics for later display on some suitable device. (1996-09-20)
adjective pertaining to a fundamental universal functions, specif. in language and linguistic structures