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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.
The authors focus on the social and geographical histories of the introduction of the cell phone while also examining meta-level issues of mobile communications.
Even though the book format cannot properly convey the visual and aural sensation of the meta-level of Bormann's presentation (or should this be performance?), it documents his approach in a vivid way.
It's an engaging and accessible work, and if it raises some meta-level interpretative questions, all the better for classroom discussion.
The next stage offers something of a parallel treatment of the distinction between ground-level and meta-level argumentation, again effectively breaching a commonly-accepted wall: every objection to an argument can be read as a meta-level comment about the argument.
This focus also frees the regulator from having to worry about the compliance details within any particular regulated entity, though the regulator will still have to be able to make good judgments at the meta-level. Christine Parker calls this the "regulation of self-regulation." (7)
However, if we want to use a common model to describe different data and applications, operating at the meta-level may be the best choice (OMG, 2003).
Problematizing a biographically anchored approach to their works based on their tumultuous romantic relationship from the years 1958 to 1962, which according to Wohrle merely detracts from the more philosophical concerns in which their writings engaged, Wohrle raises the affinity between the two authors onto a much more generalized and depersonalized plane--onto the meta-level of discourse theory--for which the title, Sprechen, Staunen, Schweigen: Ingeborg Bachmann and Max Frisch im Vergleich, can serve as exemplary.
Ruppmann focuses on numerous actors such as in the administrative regions of Wiesbaden and of Hesse-Darmstadt, the People's State of Hesse (from 1919) and the Federal State of Hesse after World War II (meta-level) as well as the city of Frankfurt (micro-level).
My meta-level goal as the anthropologist-in-residence is partly a task of translation.
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.