[mee-tuh] /ˈmi tə/
noun, plural metae
[mee-tee] /ˈmi ti/ (Show IPA)
(in ancient Rome) a column or post, or a group of columns or posts, placed at each end of a racetrack to mark the turning places.
[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.
/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.
- Meta element
World-Wide Web An element, with tag name of “META”, expressing meta-data about a given HTML document. HTML standards do not require that documents have META elements; but if META elements occur, they must be inside the document’s HEAD element. The META element can be used to identify properties of a document (e.g., author, expiration date, […]
[met-uh-eth-iks, met-uh-eth-] /ˌmɛt əˈɛθ ɪks, ˈmɛt əˌɛθ-/ noun, (usually used with a singular verb) 1. the philosophy of dealing with the meaning of ethical terms, the nature of moral discourse, and the foundations of moral principles.
[met-uh-eth-iks, met-uh-eth-] /ˌmɛt əˈɛθ ɪks, ˈmɛt əˌɛθ-/ noun, (usually used with a singular verb) 1. the philosophy of dealing with the meaning of ethical terms, the nature of moral discourse, and the foundations of moral principles. noun 1. (functioning as sing) the philosophical study of questions about the nature of ethical judgment as distinct from […]
/ˌmɛtəˈfiːmeɪl/ noun 1. (genetics) a sterile female organism, esp a fruit fly (Drosophila) that has three X chromosomes Former name superfemale