meta-
or met- prefix Etymology: New Latin & Medieval Latin, from Latin or Greek; Latin, from Greek, among, with, after, from meta among, with, after; akin to Old English mid, mith with, Old High German mit 1. a. occurring later than or in succession to ; after <
metestrus
>
b. situated behind or beyond <
metencephalon
>
<
metacarpus
>
c. later or more highly organized or specialized form of <
metaxylem
>
2. change ; transformation <
metaplasia
>
3. [metaphysics] more comprehensive ; transcending <
metapsychological
>
— usually used with the name of a discipline to designate a new but related discipline designed to deal critically with the original one <
metamathematics
>
4. a. involving substitution at or characterized by two positions in the benzene ring that are separated by one carbon atom <
meta-xylene
>
b. derived from by loss of water <
metaphosphoric acid
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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