What does meta- mean?

Definitions for meta-

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  1. meta-(Prefix)

    transcending, encompassing

  2. meta-(Prefix)

    Pertaining to a level above or beyond. For example, metadata is data that describes data, metalanguage is language that describes language, etc.

  3. Origin: From μετά.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meta-

    alt. of Met-


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meta- in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meta- in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    There's not evidence, not a shred of evidence, that the meta-data program has violated anybody's civil liberties.

  2. Ben Carson:

    We really have to protect the Constitution, the Fourth Amendment, and there are aspects of the Patriot Act, such as the massive meta-data collection, which I think probably are not necessary.

  3. Andrew McLaughlin:

    There's a technical question, which is, could you comply if you wanted to, and then the bigger meta question is why would you want to cooperate with this politicized drive to suppress freedom of expression.

  4. Mary Pilon:

    While I was writing the book I was also buying an apartment, so the Monopoly themes got really meta, i never buy more house than I can afford, in the game or in real life. It makes me nervous just thinking about it.

  5. Govind Makharia:

    The issue of celiac disease as a cause of infertility has remained a debatable issue, the pooling of data from all the eligible studies in this meta-analysis now brings forth reasonable evidence to support screening.

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