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English definition of “meta-”

meta-

prefix /ˈmet.ə/ US  /ˈmet̬.ə/
involving change: metamorphose (= to change into a completely different form) metabolism (= the processes in the body that change food into energy) outside the normal limits of something: metalanguage (= a specialized form of language used for describing a language)
(Definition of meta- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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