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Language: Latin
Origin: 'change', from Greek, 'among, with, after, change', from meta 'among, with, after'

meta-

prefix
     
meta-
1 beyond or at a higher level:
metaphysical (=beyond ordinary physical things)
2 relating to a change of state or position:
metabolism (=the process of changing food into energy)

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