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a word describing another word; by extension, a word in a computer program that means something other than its literal meaning, esp. that is part of the programming language


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  • Metaxa

    noun a sweet blend of Greek brandy and Muscat wine Examples Metaxa comes in five major varieties Three Stars, Five Stars, Seven Stars, Twelve Stars and the Grand Reserve – the numbers referring to maturing years. Word Origin proprietary name, 1938, created by S. Metaxas Usage Note cooking

  • Metaxas

    [muh-tak-suh s; Greek me-tah-ksahs] /məˈtæk səs; Greek ˌmɛ tɑˈksɑs/ noun 1. Joannes [Greek yaw-ah-nyees] /Greek yɔˈɑ nyis/ (Show IPA), 1871–1941, Greek general and political leader: dictator 1936–40.

  • Metaxylem

    [met-uh-zahy-luh m, -lem] /ˌmɛt əˈzaɪ ləm, -lɛm/ noun, Botany. 1. the part of the that is the last to be formed, usually having weblike or pitted surfaces. /ˌmɛtəˈzaɪlɛm/ noun 1. xylem tissue that consists of rigid thick-walled cells and occurs in parts of the plant that have finished growing Compare protoxylem

  • Metayage

    [met-uh-yahzh, mey-tuh-] /ˌmɛt əˈyɑʒ, ˌmeɪ tə-/ noun 1. the system of agriculture based on the use of métayers.

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