At that point, the call first got meta as those remaining read tweets about the ongoing conference call.
In a meta moment on Today on Tuesday, Sheen spent some time reflecting on his porch.
Meanwhile, Schettino is enjoying the relative comfort of house arrest in the confines of his family home in meta di Sorrento.
Instead, we have irony, allusion, meta commentary, fragmentation, parody, and pastiche.
Schettino has been in meta di Sorrento near the Amalfi Coast since being released on house arrest last Tuesday.
The west extreme of this island lies east and west with the point of meta.
meta Beggs was so close to Gordon that their shoulders touched.
I tried it with you, meta, because I knew Bart's presence would reassure you.
Another cup of tea, please, and don't be stingy with the sugar, meta.
"These lifeboats are half buried in the ship," meta explained.
self-referential; referring to itself or its characteristics, esp. as a parody; about
That book is so meta.
something with refers to itself, esp. in self-parodying manner
A movie-within-a-movie is an example of meta.
word-forming element meaning 1. "after, behind," 2. "changed, altered," 3. "higher, beyond;" from Greek meta (prep.) "in the midst of, in common with, by means of, in pursuit or quest of," from PIE *me- "in the middle" (cf. German mit, Gothic miþ, Old English mið "with, together with, among;" see mid). Notion of "changing places with" probably led to senses "change of place, order, or nature," which was a principal meaning of the Greek word when used as a prefix (but also denoting "community, participation; in common with; pursuing").
Third sense, "higher than, transcending, overarching, dealing with the most fundamental matters of," is due to misinterpretation of metaphysics as "science of that which transcends the physical." This has led to a prodigious erroneous extension in modern usage, with meta- affixed to the names of other sciences and disciplines, especially in the academic jargon of literary criticism, which affixes it to just about anything that moves and much that doesn't.
meta- or met-
Later in time: metestrus.
At a later stage of development: metanephros.
Situated behind: metacarpus.
Change; transformation: metachromatism.
Beyond; transcending; more comprehensive: metapsychology.
At a higher state of development: metazoan.
Having undergone metamorphosis: metamyelocyte.
Derivative or related chemical substance: metaprotein.
Abbr. m- Of or relating to one of three possible isomers of a benzene ring with two attached chemical groups, in which the carbon atoms with attached groups are separated by one unsubstituted carbon atom. Usually used in italic: meta-dibromobenzene.
/me't*/ or /may't*/ or (Commonwealth) /mee't*/ A prefix meaning one level of description higher. If X is some concept then meta-X is data about, or processes operating on, X.
For example, a metasyntax is syntax for specifying syntax, metalanguage is a language used to discuss language, meta-data is data about data, and meta-reasoning is reasoning about reasoning.
This is difficult to explain briefly, but much hacker humour turns on deliberate confusion between meta-levels.