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"meta" ("after, with") spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"meta-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "beyond" or "change" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

meta- illustration Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have "morphed" into another kind of rock.
meta- illustration The metaphor with the highest priority in the conservative moral system is Moral Strength.