Definitions for meta-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pertaining to or occupying positions (1, 3) in the benzene ring separated by one carbon atom.
Ref: Compare ortho 1 , para2 1 3 .
Origin of meta:
1875–80; independent use of meta -
a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, with the meanings “after,”“along with,”“beyond,”“among,”“behind,” and productive in English on the Greek model:
a combining form used in the names of acids, salts, or their organic derivatives that are the least hydrated of a given series: meta-antimonic HSbO3. a combining form used in the names of benzene derivatives in which the substituting group occupies the meta position in the benzene ring.
Category: Affix, Chemistry
Ref: Compare ortho- (def. 2a), 2 2 1 pyro- (def. 2a). 2 2 1; Abbr.: m- 7; Also, esp. before a vowel, met-. 3
Origin of meta-:
< Gk, prefix and prep.
Pertaining to a level above or beyond. For example, metadata is data that describes data, metalanguage is language that describes language, etc.
Origin: From μετά.
alt. of Met-
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