Meaning of META- in English


meta- /metə/ AmE prefix

[ Language: Latin ; Origin: 'change' , from Greek , 'among, with, after, change' , from meta 'among, with, after' ]

1 . beyond or at a higher level:

metaphysical (=beyond ordinary physical things)

2 . relating to a change of state or position:

metabolism (=the process of changing food into energy)

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