Definition of metalevel in US English:

metalevel

noun

  • A level or degree (of understanding, existence, etc.) which is higher and often more abstract than those levels at which a subject, etc., is normally understood or treated; a level which is above, beyond, or outside other levels, or which is inclusive of a series of lower levels.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Philosophical Review. From meta- + level.

Pronunciation

metalevel

/ˈmɛtəˌlɛvl/