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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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Mete, of Chartham, Kent, was summonsed to Canterbury crown court after failing to turn up for community service imposed for firearms offences.
Pointing out that Turkey exports confectioneries to 200 different countries, Mete cited the EU, North Africa, the US and Turkic republics as major confectionery export markets.
Mete said they wanted to work on unification of regional stock exchanges under the umbrella of "Istanbul Stock Exchange".
"Indonesia has so far made its trade with Malaysia and Singapore, however now it welcomes trade with Turkey to diversify its trade," Mete told AA correspondent.
There is no reason to put Turkey in another tax category, Mete said.
Based in Espoo, Finland, Nokia Siemens is present in 150 countries globally.Country: , TurkeySector: Business and Consumer Services, TelecommunicationsTarget: IRIS TelecomBuyer: Nokia Siemens Networks BVVendor: Mete Gokdemir, Johan BruceType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
Top cosmetic dentist Dr Mete Ucer says: "Cosmetic dentistry is the fastest growth area in dentistry in the UK.
Caches of petrol bombs and guns have been found in homes, to be used to mete out a savage form of justice if the looters strike.
6710, which was unanimously approved on third and final reading with 224 votes, would also mete out this penalty for the crimes that involve more than 50 automated teller machine cards.
ANKARA, Oct 20, 2009 (TUR) -- Deputy Chairman of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Halim Mete, said Tuesday they wanted to work with Italian businessmen to make use of the advantages Turkey offers to the business world.
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During the conference current General Manager of Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel Mete Atakuman expressed his gratitude to hotel guests, the local community, business partners, the hotel's owning company and staff at the luxury resort for the continuous support shown over the past three years.