(functioning as sing) political theory (often used derogatorily)
1784, “abstract political science;” see meta- + politics. Related: metapolitical, attested from 1670s in sense “outside the realm of politics.”
noun an awareness by a speaker of the intentions and effects of one’s speech
A program which modifies or generates other programs. A compiler is an example of a metaprogram: it takes a program as input and produces another (compiled) one as output. (1994-10-24)
[met-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in] /ˌmɛt əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a hydrolytic derivative of , insoluble in water but soluble in dilute acids or alkalis.
- Metaproterenol sulfate
metaproterenol sulfate met·a·pro·ter·e·nol sulfate (mět’ə-prō-těr’ə-nôl) n. A bronchodilator used in the treatment of bronchial asthma. Also called orciprenaline sulfate.