[met-uh] /ˈmɛt ə/
pertaining to or noting a story, conversation, character, etc., that consciously references or comments upon its own subject or features, often in the form of parody:
A movie about making a movie is just so meta—especially when the actors criticize the acting.
pertaining to or noting an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary, especially one that consciously references something of its own type.
a consciously and playfully self-referential story, conversation, etc.:
That dialogue was an example of meta at its best.
an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary:
writing a meta to explain the character’s motivation.
verb (used without object)
to analyze or comment on something in a meta way:
I spend more time metaing about the show than actually watching it.
[mee-tuh] /ˈmi tə/
a female given name.
/ˈmeɪtə; Spanish ˈmeta/
a river in Colombia, rising in the Andes and flowing northeast and east, forming part of the border between Colombia and Venezuela, to join the Orinoco River. Length: about 1000 km (620 miles)
self-referential; referring to itself or its characteristics, esp. as a parody; about
That book is so meta.
something with refers to itself, esp. in self-parodying manner
A movie-within-a-movie is an example of meta.
noun, Trademark. 1. a brand of sheet metal pressed and welded together to form joists and studding.
metallothionein me·tal·lo·thi·o·ne·in (mĭ-tāl’ō-thī’ə-nē’ĭn) n. A small metal-binding protein, rich in sulfur-containing amino acids, that is synthesized in the liver and kidney and important in ion transport.
/ˌmɛtəˈsəʊmə/ noun 1. (zoology) the posterior part of an arachnid’s abdomen (opisthosoma) that never carries appendages
[met-uh-soh-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˌmɛt əˈsoʊ məˌtɪz əm/ noun, Geology. 1. the series of metamorphic processes whereby chemical changes occur in minerals or rocks as a result of the introduction of material, often in hot aqueous solutions, from external sources. 2. (def 4). /ˌmɛtəˈsəʊməˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. change in the composition of a rock or mineral by the […]