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META

(language)
The assembly language for the CYBER 200, developed at CDC ca 1977.

[CDC Pub 60256020].

meta

(philosophy)
/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.

Meta

 

a department in central Colombia. Area, 85,800 sq km; population, 260,000 (1971). The administrative center is Villavicencio. The department is located on a plateau bounded in the west by the Cordillera Oriental and in the north and south by the Meta and Guaviare rivers. Livestock raising in pastures predominates. There are coal deposits near Villavicencio.


Meta

 

a river in Colombia (its lower course forms the Venezuelan border), a left tributary of the Orinoco River. The Meta River is more than 1,000 km long and drains an area of 104,000 sq km. The river’s numerous sources rise on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Oriental and flow onto the Orinoco llanos, where they form the Meta. During the summer there is severe flooding. The average discharge is 2,500 cu m per sec. The river is navigable from its mouth to the village of Marayal (below the city of Puerto Lopez) and higher, in the flat sections of the sources of the Guatiquia and Guayuriba rivers. The principal ports are Puerto Carreno (at the mouth) and Orocué.

meta

In a racetrack, a column or monument to mark a turn.

meta

One definition of this Greek word is transcending, or going above and beyond. In the computer field, it defines things that embrace more than the usual. For example, a metafile contains all types of data. Meta-data describes other data. See metafile, metadata and meta tag.
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There are two sub-types in this category: (a) a meta-level self-regress and (b) an interpersonal level of perceptual regress.
I think there was considerable overconfidence about the capacity of good meta-level regulatory design to achieve "simply better" results in all directions, and inattention to the broader context in which regulation was located.
The L1 information stored at the meta-level permits the implicit definition of the domain-dependent database schema, including information about primary and foreign keys.
In the case of Guardians, you start each match at level 1 and level in health and power toward a meta-level cap of 14, gaining points for your three existing abilities and one devastating "ultimate" ability beginning at level 5.
With regard to the specific philosophical hypothesis put forward by Kishik, his ontological argument constantly presupposes a meta-level, that of "the power of life itself, which can be seen as an inverted biopolitics" (35).
Mostashari, speaking for 40 minutes without any notes, circled back several times to three key themes: population health, health information exchange, and patient engagement, citing those as meta-level goals that should encourage healthcare leaders forward as they work to rework the healthcare system to better serve patients, families, communities, and the broader society.
How exactly can this development of meta-level skills be assessed or validated?
Both are important but, as Gee notes, "acquisition is good for performance; learning is good for meta-level knowledge" (4).
While the book is written in a clear style that would be accessible for beginner students, much of the content takes the form of meta-level interpretation--the Thai studies of Thai studies--that would be of interest mostly to advanced students or specialists.
Many of the existing reflective middleware models are created using traditional middleware models, which are suffering with the limitations of managing the meta-level information of the components [22].
Two research approaches were employed to inform this paper: the first is a meta-level review of PBL-oriented papers and the second is hermeneutic phenomenology in which the author gives an account of his experiences using PBL in university education and makes recommendations for its deployment.
She discusses dialogue organizations and dialogue documents, whether authentic dialogue is a contradiction in terms, truth-claiming and truth-finding, transgressing and setting ritual boundaries, understanding and being understood, the meta-level of dialogues about dialogue, and a theory of Jewish-Christian-Muslim dialogue.