Meaning of META- in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ prefix ]

or met-

Etymology: New Latin & Medieval Latin, from Latin or Greek; Latin, from Greek, among, with, after, from meta among, with, after; akin to Old English mid, mith with, Old High German mit


a. : occurring later than or in succession to : after

met estrus

b. : situated behind or beyond

met encephalon

meta carpus

c. : later or more highly organized or specialized form of

meta xylem

2. : change : transformation

meta plasia


[ metaphysics ]

: more comprehensive : transcending

meta psychological

— usually used with the name of a discipline to designate a new but related discipline designed to deal critically with the original one

meta mathematics


a. : involving substitution at or characterized by two positions in the benzene ring that are separated by one carbon atom

meta -xylene

b. : derived from by loss of water

meta phosphoric acid

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.