[met-uh-noi-uh] /ˌmɛt əˈnɔɪ ə/
a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion.
spiritual conversion or awakening; fundamental change of character
Greek ‘change one’s mind, repent’
1768, “penitence, spiritual conversion,” from Greek metanoia “afterthought, repentance,” from metanoein “to change one’s mind or purpose,” from meta- (see meta) + noein “to have mental perception,” from noos “mind, thought.”
[me-tah-pe-let] /ˌmɛ tɑˈpɛ lɛt/ noun, plural metaplot [me-tah-plawt] /ˌmɛ tɑˈplɔt/ (Show IPA). Hebrew. 1. a woman who cares for children, especially on kibbutzim in Israel; foster mother.
1. . 2. . 1. metaphor 2. metaphoric 3. metaphysics
[met-uh-feyz] /ˈmɛt əˌfeɪz/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. the stage in mitosis or meiosis in which the duplicated chromosomes line up along the equatorial plate of the spindle. /ˈmɛtəˌfeɪz/ noun 1. (biology) the second stage of mitosis during which the condensed chromosomes attach to the centre of the spindle See also prophase (sense 1), anaphase (sense […]
noun, Cell Biology. 1. a plane in the equatorial region of the spindle in dividing cells, along which the chromosomes become arranged during the metaphase. metaphase plate n. An imaginary plane perpendicular to the spindle fibers of a dividing cell, along which chromosomes align during metaphase.