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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meta- \Met"a-\, Met- \Met-\ [Gr. meta` between, with, after; akin to AS. mid with, G. mit, Goth. mi[thorn], E. mid, in midwife.] 1. A prefix meaning between, with, after, behind, over, about, reversely; as, metachronism, the error of placing after the correct time; metaphor, lit., a carrying over; metathesis, a placing reversely. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting: (a) Other; duplicate, corresponding to; resembling; hence, metameric; as, meta-arabinic, metaldehyde. (b) (Organic Chem.) That two replacing radicals, in the benzene nucleus, occupy the relative positions of 1 and 3, 2 and 4, 3 and 5, 4 and 6, 5 and 1, or 6 and 2; as, metacresol, etc. See Ortho-, and Para-. (c) (Inorganic Chem.) Having less than the highest number of hydroxyl groups; -- said of acids; as, metaphosphoric acid. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster] 3. A prefix meaning at a level above, as in metaphysics, metalanguage. [PJC]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Meta, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 249 Housing Units (2000): 130 Land area (2000): 0.335267 sq. miles (0.868338 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.335267 sq. miles (0.868338 sq. km) FIPS code: 47594 Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29 Location: 38.312471 N, 92.167999 W ZIP Codes (1990): 65058 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Meta, MO Meta