Definition of meta-analysis in English:

meta-analysis

noun

mass nounStatistics
  • Examination of data from a number of independent studies of the same subject, in order to determine overall trends.

    ‘an important component of meta-analysis is the investigation of the consistency of treatment effects across studies’
    ‘the advantage of meta-analysis is that large trials with over 1,000 subjects are almost never done’
    count noun ‘a meta-analysis was performed by extracting available data from scientific papers’

Pronunciation

meta-analysis

/ˈmɛtə(r)əˌnalɪsɪs/