What does Meta mean?

Definitions for Meta
ˈmɛt əmeta

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  1. metaadjective

    Self-referential; at a higher level


  1. Meta

    Meta (from the Greek μετά, meta, meaning "after" or "beyond") is a prefix meaning "more comprehensive" or "transcending."


  1. Meta

    Meta, is a prefix used in English to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another concept, used to complete or add to the latter.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. meta

    [from analytic philosophy] One level of description up. A metasyntactic variable is a variable in notation used to describe syntax, and meta-language is language used to describe language. This is difficult to explain briefly, but much hacker humor turns on deliberate confusion between meta-levels. See hacker humor.

Editors Contribution

  1. metanoun

    0.) Used as a virtual speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition typing in motion. 1.) Referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self- referential. 2.) Being in the sense of "Beyond" a child's word.

    The meta of time is dictatorship versus political views.

    Etymology: Virtual reality

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on October 20, 2023  

  2. Metanoun

    28 Oct 2021 — Today at Connect 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, which brings together our apps and technologies under one new company brand.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on December 27, 2021  

Suggested Resources

  1. META

    What does META stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the META acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. META

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Meta is ranked #62903 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Meta surname appeared 318 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Meta.

    79.8% or 254 total occurrences were White.
    9.1% or 29 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.6% or 18 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for Meta »

  1. mate

  2. maté

  3. meat

  4. tame

  5. team

  6. tema

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  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

Examples of Meta in a Sentence

  1. Rebekah Tromble:

    Meta was able to point to new programs they were developing, tikTok was able to point to specific, new APIs they’re developing. Twitter simply had blanks. There was nothing they could say, and in fact what they did say was, ‘We’re already better than everyone else,’ which was true until a week ago.

  2. Nick Clegg:

    Silicon Valley Meta’s not whether you say the truth or not, it’s whether what you say or do incites violence and can be clearly linked to developments in the real world which threaten real world harm, silicon Valley Meta’s not about truth or lies. Now, the question will be whether that practice would be broadly applied to other leaders.

  3. Kate Starbird:

    What I predict we'll continue to see is consolidation around a couple of narratives that have more staying power that fit into this false meta-narrative of voter fraud that continue and persist, these will persist for years or even decades, unfortunately, because people are very motivated to both participate in them and believe them.

  4. Angelo Zino:

    You look at [ Meta ] today and, yes, they've got almost all the money in the world to throw at this, but at the same time, there are many, many other players that are trying to do the same thing that Meta's trying to do... and I would argue that there are many players out there that are well ahead.

  5. 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.

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