metae


metae

noun, plural me·tae [mee-tee] /ˈmi ti/.

  1. (in ancient Rome) a column or post, or a group of columns or posts, placed at each end of a racetrack to mark the turning places.

adjective

  1. pertaining to or noting a story, conversation, character, etc., that consciously references or comments upon its own subject or features, often in the form of parody: A movie about making a movie is just so meta—especially when the actors criticize the acting.
  2. pertaining to or noting an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary, especially one that consciously references something of its own type.

noun

  1. a consciously and playfully self-referential story, conversation, etc.: That dialogue was an example of meta at its best.
  2. an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary: writing a meta to explain the character’s motivation.

verb (used without object)

  1. to analyze or comment on something in a meta way: I spend more time metaing about the show than actually watching it.

noun

  1. a river in Colombia, rising in the Andes and flowing northeast and east, forming part of the border between Colombia and Venezuela, to join the Orinoco River. Length: about 1000 km (620 miles)

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