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  • Metatheory

    [met-uh-thee-uh-ree, -theer-ee] /ˈmɛt əˌθi ə ri, -ˌθɪər i/ noun 1. a theory devised to analyze a theory. 2. the investigation and analysis of theories. /ˈmɛtəˌθɪərɪ/ noun 1. philosophical discussion of the foundations, structure, or results of some theory, such as metamathematics 2. a formal system that describes the structure of some other system See also […]

  • Metatherian

    [met-uh-theer-ee-uh n] /ˌmɛt əˈθɪər i ən/ adjective 1. belonging or pertaining to the group Metatheria, comprising the marsupial mammals. noun 2. a metatherian animal. /ˌmɛtəˈθɪərɪən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Metatheria, a subclass of mammals comprising the marsupials noun 2. any metatherian mammal; a marsupial

  • Metathesis

    [muh-tath-uh-sis] /məˈtæθ ə sɪs/ noun, plural metatheses [muh-tath-uh-seez] /məˈtæθ əˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. the transposition of letters, syllables, or sounds in a word, as in the pronunciation [kuhmf-ter-buh l] /ˈkʌmf tər bəl/ (Show IPA) for comfortable or [aks] /æks/ (Show IPA) for ask. 2. Chemistry. . /mɪˈtæθəsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) 1. the transposition of […]

  • Metathesize

    [muh-tath-uh-sahyz] /məˈtæθ əˌsaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), metathesized, metathesizing. 1. to cause to undergo or undergo . /mɪˈtæθɪˌsaɪz/ verb 1. to change or cause to change by metathesis v. 1893, from metathesis + -ize. Related: Metathesized; metathesizing. metathesize me·tath·e·size (mĭ-tāth’ĭ-sīz’) v. me·tath·e·sized, me·tath·e·siz·ing, me·tath·e·siz·es To subject to or undergo metathesis.

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