how to pronounce meta


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meta is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of meta in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… so you know you have meta a level atomic …”

meanings of meta


  1. Metoidioplasty.
  2. Metagame; the most effective tactics and strategies used in a competitive video game.
  3. Either of the conical columns at each end of an Ancient Roman circus.
  4. Boundary marker.
  5. An HTML element for webpage metadata, coded as meta or META.


  1. Prominent in the metagame; effective and frequently used in competitive gameplay.
  2. Self-referential; structured analogously, but at a higher level.


  1. A city in Missouri.

meta frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word meta occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics meta can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that meta can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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