Meta AnalysisAn analysis of analysis such as a medical study that seeks to evaluate the results of dozens of studies on a particular disease.
MetadataData about data such as statistics or control information in a database.
MetacognitionThinking that attempts to identify and control thought processes. For example, identifying errors in your own logic.
Meta LearningLearning how to learn. For example, learning research skills might be considered meta-learning.
Meta TagsTags that describe tags such as the meta tags of HTML that describe a page.
MetaethicsThe philosophy of ethics.
MetafileA file that contains information about other files such as a readme.txt that is packaged with software installation files.
MetaheuristicA heuristic that selects the best heuristic to use in a given situation.
MetainformationInformation about information. For example, search results are a type of metainformation.
MetaknowledgeKnowledge about knowledge such as theories about the different types of knowledge.
MetamodelA model that provides a model for models. Used to describe a framework or set of rules for creating models such as architectural models.
MetanarrativeA story about a story. Also used to describe historical analysis that studies history through stories such as myth.
MetaphysicsThe philosophy of physics.
MetastrategyA strategy for developing a strategy.
Meta UniverseTheories that our universe is a small part of a greater universe made of universes.
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An element that is self-referential.
The process of taking a step back to examine your thinking, processes or information.