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- short for meta key
- ‘If you frequently use Alt keys-for example, if you use Emacs and Alt is your meta key-you probably will prefer this.’
- ‘A predecessor of the pop-up window, the fast meta refresh trick involves opening one page and almost instantly having your browser redirected to another page.’
- ‘Each of these elements is enclosed in angle brackets and begins with the word ‘meta’ (< meta… >).’
1980s: from meta- in the sense beyond.
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