[met-uh-krist] /ˈmɛt əˌkrɪst/
a crystal formed by recrystallization of minerals in a metamorphic rock.
A language for transformations of Crystal programs. Implemented in T. “Meta-Crystal- A Metalanguage for Parallel-Program Optimisation”, J.A. Yang et al, TR YALEU/DCS/TR-786, Yale Apr 1990. (See Crystal).
plural noun 1. (computing) information that is held as a description of stored data product (Note: One unhyphenated word with initial capital; contrast meta data) A word coined by Jack E. Myers to represent current and future lines of products implementing the concepts of his MetaModel, and also to designate his company The Metadata Company […]
data /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 […]
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