Meaning of META in English


meta 1

/mee"teuh/ , n. , pl. metae /-tee/ .

(in ancient Rome) a column or post, or a group of columns or posts, placed at each end of a racetrack to mark the turning places.

[ 1570-80; meta cone, turning post ]

meta 2

/met"euh/ , adj. Chem.

pertaining to or occupying two positions (1, 3) in the benzene ring that are separated by one carbon atom. Cf. ortho, para 3 .See diag. under ortho .

[ 1875-80; independent use of META- ]

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