|1.||(language)||META - The assembly language for the CYBER 200,
developed at CDC ca 1977.|
[CDC Pub 60256020].
|2.||(philosophy)||meta - /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,
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.