noun, plural me·tae [mee-tee] /ˈmi ti/.
Origin of meta1
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verb (used without object)
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Examples from the Web for meta
Contemporary Examples of meta
At that point, the call first got meta as those remaining read tweets about the ongoing conference call.Racists and Conspiracy Nuts Turn Cochran Call Into The Biggest Campaign Sh*tshow of 2014
July 2, 2014
The brilliance of The Michael J. Fox Show is that, as Mike Henry, Fox is essentially playing a meta version of himself.‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ & Robin Williams’s ‘The Crazy Ones’ Are Fall’s Best New Sitcoms
September 26, 2013
Instead, we have irony, allusion, meta commentary, fragmentation, parody, and pastiche.Not Much New in Douglas Rushkoff’s Reading of the Future
March 26, 2013
A clever animator took on the meta task in a too-short 30-second YouTube video.Ai Weiwei, Ban Ki-moon, Ponies & More Best ‘Gangnam Style’ Parodies (VIDEO)
Melissa Leon, Kevin Fallon
October 26, 2012
Schettino has been in Meta di Sorrento near the Amalfi Coast since being released on house arrest last Tuesday.Costa Concordia Mess Widens With Salvage Team, Criminal Probe
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 24, 2012
Historical Examples of meta
"Only a few cuts," he said, in Universal, though Meta had spoken Lhari.The Colors of Space
Marion Zimmer Bradley
"A shock of this kind is extremely bad for Evie," said Meta.
Yes; Meta says she has had a severe shock, and the least reference to it might upset her again.
Meta Beggs was so close to Gordon that their shoulders touched.
His mind returned to Meta Beggs: coldness like hers was not natural, it was not right.
sometimes before a vowel met-
Word Origin for 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.