The definition of meta is a person or thing that is more than usual or that goes above and beyond.(adjective)
An example of meta used as an adjective are meta tags which are HTML tags that are hidden on a website screen but give search engines the title and description of the web screen.
See meta- in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < supposed analogy to metaphysicsgoing beyond or higher, transcending: used to form terms designating an area of study whose purpose is to examine the nature, assumptions, structure, etc. of a (specified) field: metalinguistics, metacriticism
Origin: < Gr meta, along with, after, between, among < IE *meta < base *me-, between > mid
See meta- in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from meta, beside, after; see me-2 in Indo-European roots.
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