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Definition: meta


(1) In the computer field, meta defines things that embrace more than the usual. Meta means "beyond" in Greek. For example, a metafile contains all types of data. Meta-data is data that describes other data. See metafile, metadata, meta tag and metaverse.

(2) (Meta) The new name of the Facebook company in 2021 (officially Meta Platforms, Inc.). While Meta was chosen because it means "beyond" in Greek, the new name was criticized in Israel because meta means "dead" in Hebrew. See Facebook.