One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Philosophy. The character of a concept, etc., in a metalanguage; metalinguistic character. rare.
2Computing. A character that is defined as having a controlling role by the computer program or operating system in use, and that gives information about how other characters are to be determined or gives rise to a specific action.
1960s; earliest use found in Mind. From meta- + character.
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