Meta-

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Meta- (Chem) Other; duplicate corresponding to; resembling; hence, metameric; as, meta-arabinic, metaldehyde.
    • Meta- A prefix meaning at a level above, as in metaphysics, metalanguage.
    • Meta- A prefix meaning between with after behind over about reversely; as, metachronism, the error of placing after the correct time; metaphor, lit., a carrying over; metathesis, a placing reversely.
    • Meta- (Chem) Having less than the highest number of hydroxyl groups; -- said of acids; as, metaphosphoric acid. Also used adjectively.
    • Meta- (Chem) That two replacing radicals, in the benzene nucleus, occupy the relative positions of 1 and 3, 2 and 4, 3 and 5, 4 and 6, 5 and 1, or 6 and 2; as, metacresol, etc. See Ortho-, and Para-.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. meta` between, with, after; akin to AS. mid, with, G. mit, Goth. miþ, E. mid, in midwife,

Usage

In literature:

No te metas en asuntos que no te importan.
"The Woman and the Right to Vote" by Rafael Palma
With the help of meta-physic they destroy metaphysic; only to substitute for the gravity of idealism the gravity of Epicureanism.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
Meta Beggs was so close to Gordon that their shoulders touched.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
It never goes directly into the meta position.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Mrs. Beaton had received much from Meta, but Meta had been worn with the warfare of a hard life.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
She had always felt that Meta did not appreciate her.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Meta, the eldest, is seventeen; she's going to study music in Germany next September.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
McINTOSH'S META GRAY; or, WHAT MAKES HOME HAPPY.
"The Two Mittens and the Little Play Mittens" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
Morris Hilquit and Mrs. Meta Stern spoke independently for the Socialists, making a strong appeal for the amendment.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Meta S. (Case 15) claimed that while stuporous her tongue would not move.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
Page 42: Was 'meta carpal' over line break.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
At the eastern and western ends a goal "Meta" was erected, the former called the "Meta prima," the latter the "Meta secunda.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
Meta Podewyl, for instance, and Hans Sembritzky were in love with each other for a long time before he declared himself.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
C. loses more water and leaves a crystalline mass of meta-arsenic acid, HAsO3.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Meta flew to her mother to communicate her great discovery.
"The Breaking of the Storm, Vol. I." by Friedrich Spielhagen
In society, too, Meta made many conquests.
"The Breaking of the Storm, Vol II." by Friedrich Spielhagen
How do matters stand with your heart, Meta?
"The Breaking of the Storm, Vol. III." by Friedrich Spielhagen
Meta Vaux Warrick was born in Philadelphia, June 9, 1877.
"The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States" by Benjamin Brawley
Last year I found a perfect wizard in Meta Noon.
"Jane Allen: Center" by Edith Bancroft
Such a flower was Meta Fay.
"The Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Ei da un ramo si dondola,
Acrobata sospeso a un fil d'argento;
Tenta alla meta giungere,...
Ma sempre invano!... E, allora,aspetta il vento.
"En Attendant" by Ferdinando Fontana
Dannati a conservar la stessa creta
Leggendo dentro ai secoli venturi;
Dannati a scorger la splendida meta
Dietro le grate di carceri oscuri!
"Noja Letteraria" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Meta Hutchison and Utah Democrats celebrate as Pres.
It's a little meta — they did a shot-for-shot remake of the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders doing their remake of the song.
Siggraph's Emerging Technologies section featured the 'Meta Cookie,' an experiment in human-computer interaction.
Costumed performers take part in a traditional folk festival in San Martin, in the province of Meta November 11, 2012.
After eight seasons, one would think that 'Supernatural' has tackled just about every monster possible, and certainly gone meta in as many ways as it can.
META, Mo.-- During the early morning hours of Sunday, November 18th, members of the Maries.
The Big Ones That Got Away: Omega-3 Meta-analysis Flawed by Excluding the Biggest Fish Oil Trials.
New meta-analysis looked at research from 14 clinical trials, 20,000 people.
META-LIFE The new 'Peanuts' comic book includes a clever tutorial for readers on how to draw Charlie Brown.
Blogs and other meta-content enrich the experience.
Martha Rosler's 'Meta-Monumental Garage Sale ,' at MoMA.
An Updated Systematic Review and Meta -analysis.
Watson's a lady, Twitter won't keep your secret identity if you threaten violence & Jimmy Kimmel gets more meta .
Barnhart-Miller wedding held in Meta , Mo.
Ashley Barnhart and Richard Miler Jr were married on Oct 8 at Ricker Memorial Church in Meta , Mo.
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In science:

The current implementation is a prototype programmed as a meta program on top of Sicstus Prolog 3.7.1.
SLDNFA-system
The last meta-classifier, MACCENT, is an implementation of maximum entropy modeling allowing symbolic features as input.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
In the next Section we study the nature of the RBN equilibrium state, and whether it is meta-stable or not.
Self-Organized Critical Random Boolean Networks
If we assume a Uniform Church Thesis, it then follows ([An02], Meta-lemma 8) that [H(a, y)] is PA-provable.
Can Turing machines capture everything we can compute?
It can thus be meta-programmed to abort a loop, and return a meta-symbol indicating self-termination.
Can Turing machines capture everything we can compute?
For ferromagnets, the meta-stable states that have a nonzero spin current are spiral states, as sketched in Fig. 1.
Persistent Spin Currents in Helimagnets
This process involves the slowing down of the positrons, the creation of meta-stable states with collective charge oscillations in the moderator and its re-emission at ≈ 1.5 eV.
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
The subsequent relaxation mainly involves the rotation of OP to reach finally a certain meta-stable state.
Finite lattice size effect in the ground state phase diagram of quasi-two-dimensional magnetic dipolar dots array with perpendicular anisotropy
For some meta-cyclic groups, Edmonds showed that no stabilization is required [Edm].
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Note that this contrasts with the case where residual finiteness of the groups has been studied, where Baumslag proved that generalized free products of finitely generated torsion-free nilpotent groups in general are meta-residually solvable.
On the residual solvability of generalized free products of finitely generated nilpotent groups
Wilton, “Analysis of directive radiation from a line source in a meta material slab with low permittivity,” IEEE Trans.
Modeling and Analysis of Composite Antenna Superstrates Consisting on Grids of Loaded Wires
Ederra, and P. de Maagt, “Design of a planar meta-surface based on dipoles and wires for antenna applications,” in Proc.
Modeling and Analysis of Composite Antenna Superstrates Consisting on Grids of Loaded Wires
This allows for an interpretation of the multiplicity of peaks in C (T ): they may indicate a region of meta-stable states where the system undergoes a reversal of large domains.
Wang-Landau study of the critical behaviour of the bimodal 3D-Random Field Ising Model
There is a coexistence of energies with non zero probability, indicating the existence of meta-stable states separated by energy barriers of different heights.
Wang-Landau study of the critical behaviour of the bimodal 3D-Random Field Ising Model
The passage from one meta-stable state to the other is done by the reversal of a large domain.
Wang-Landau study of the critical behaviour of the bimodal 3D-Random Field Ising Model
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