Meta vs Micro - What's the difference?

meta | micro |

As an adjective meta

is meta.

As a proper noun micro is

a town in north carolina.




(en adjective)
  • (informal) Self-referential; at a higher level
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, Robert C. Neville, Religion in Late Modernity citation
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  • * {{quote-book, 2006, Brendan Vaughan, What Would MacGyver Do? citation
  • , passage=Besides, I can just hear Vaughan: "Very funny, Stacey, very Charlie Kaufman-esque, very meta , very '97. I can't use it." }}


    (en noun)
  • boundary marker
  • Either of the conical columns at each end of a Roman circus
  • Anagrams

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    Etymology 1


    (en adjective)
  • Small, relatively small; (used to contrast levels of the noun modified).
  • At the micro level he was a good manager. At the macro level he failed.
    * macro

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • (computing, dated)
  • * 1984 , Mike Gerrard, Bryan Skinner, Mr Chips comes home: micros and home education (page 23)
  • If you can possibly afford to spend a few more pounds then you should move up into the next price bracket, where the potential of the home micro starts to be realised.
  • * 1986 , Rachael Smith, Bomb Jack'' (video game review) in ''Your Sinclair issue 5, May 1986
  • So what sort of hero is this bounding, bomb collecting midget? The answer is an arcade hero - and now he's let loose in your micro courtesy of conversion kings, Elite.

    Etymology 3


  • (lb) micromanagement
  • Verb

  • (lb) to micromanage
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