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Meta (from the Greek preposition and prefix meta- (μετά-) meaning “after”, or “beyond”) is a prefix used in English to indicate a concept which is an abstraction behind another concept, used to complete or add to the latter.

i’m thinking in terms of the whole.. the view (or whatever) you get from zoom dancing

or in terms iterations on a fractal.. that would represent the whole.. and not just part\ial.. that would be more machine like.. and repetition like.. rather than emergent as to its undisturbed ecosystem


In epistemology, and often in common use, the prefix meta- is used to mean about (its own category). For example, metadata are data about data (who has produced them, when, what format the data are in and so on). In a database, metadata are also data about data stored in a data dictionary and describe information (data) about database tables such as the table name, table owner, details about columns, – essentially describing the table. Also, metamemory in psychology means an individual’s knowledge about whether or not they would remember something if they concentrated on recalling it. The modern sense of “an X about X” has given rise to concepts like “meta-cognition” (i.e. cognition about cognition), “meta-emotion” (i.e. emotion about emotion), “meta-discussion” (i.e. discussion about discussion), “meta-joke” (i.e. joke about jokes), and “metaprogramming” (i.e. writing programs that manipulate programs).

In a rule-based system, a metarule is a rule governing the application of other rules.

Any subject can be said to have a metatheory, a theoretical consideration of its properties, such as its foundations, methods, form and utility, on a higher level of abstraction. In linguistics, a grammar is considered as being expressed in a metalanguage, language operating on a higher level to describe properties of the plain language (and not itself).


The use of the prefix was later extended to other contexts based on the understanding of metaphysics to mean “the science of what is beyond the physical”.


adding page along with schmachtenberger meta law:

we have to focus on the meta level.. trying to keep addressing symptoms w/o understanding what’s causing them isn’t very helpful

because we’re missing it huge on the organism as fractal bit..

again.. it’s like we keep thinking we’re going fractal.. but actually .. we’re going part\ial.. and that’s killing us.. because we never have the means to get in sync.. in order for an undisturbed ecosystem to do its thing.. dance its dance.. et al.. we’re just on this continuous broken feedback loop


i’ll be using meta to mean deep enough (deep enough to get to the root/soul of all of us)