Meta vs. Beta

Meta vs. Beta — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Meta and Beta

Metaadjective

Making or showing awareness of reference to oneself or to the activity that is taking place, especially in an ironic or comic way.

Betanoun

The second letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

Metaadjective

(informal) Self-referential; structured analogously, but at a higher level.

Suppose you have a genie that grants you three wishes. If you wish for infinite wishes, that is a meta wish.

Betanoun

The second item in a series or system of classification.

Metaadjective

(video games) Prominent in the metagame; effective and frequently used in competitive gameplay.

I don't think the character will be meta even with the recent buffs.

Betanoun

A mathematical measure of the sensitivity of rates of return on a portfolio or a given stock compared with rates of return on the market as a whole. A beta of 1.0 indicates that an asset closely follows the market; a beta greater than 1.0 indicates greater volatility than the market.

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Metanoun

Boundary marker.

Betanoun

(Astronomy) The second brightest star in a constellation.

Metanoun

Either of the conical columns at each end of a Roman circus.

Betanoun

(Computers) The version of a software or hardware product used in a beta test.

Metanoun

(video games) Metagame; the most effective tactics and strategies used in a competitive video game.

Betaadjective

Being the second-ranked individual of one's sex. Used of social animals

the beta male of the chimpanzee colony.
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Metanoun

(informal) Metoidioplasty.

Betaadjective

Being in the second position relative to a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or a group may be substituted.

Betaadjective

Referring to the second of a group of isomers, or molecules of similar origin or properties, determined arbitrarily by those who discover or classify them. Used in combination

beta-estradiol.

Betaadjective

(Computers) Of or relating to a beta test or the software or hardware involved in a beta test.

Betanoun

The second letter of the Greek alphabet (Β,  β), preceded by alpha (Α,  α) and followed by gamma, (Γ,  γ). In modern Greek it represents the voiced labiodental fricative sound of v found in the English words have and vase.

Betanoun

Used in marking scheme: α, β, γ or α+, α, α-, β etc.

Betanoun

(finance) Average sensitivity of a security's price to overall securities market prices.

Betanoun

(computing) The phase of development after alpha testing and before launch, in which software, while not complete, has been released to potential users for testing.

Betanoun

(computing) A computer program in such a phase; a preliminary version.

Betanoun

(climbing) Information about a route which may aid someone in climbing it.

Betanoun

(physics) A beta particle or beta ray.

Betanoun

alternative spelling of bettafish in the genus Betta

Betanoun

A beta male, a man who is less competent or desirable than an alpha male.

Betaadjective

Identifying a molecular position in an organic chemical compound.

Betaadjective

Designates the second in an order of precedence.

Betaadjective

(computing) Preliminary; prerelease. Refers to an incomplete version of a product released for initial testing.

Betaadjective

(of a person, object or action) associated with the beta male/female archetype.

Betaverb

(computing) To preliminarily release computer software for initial testing prior to final release.

Betaverb

To beta-read a text.

Betanoun

the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet

Betanoun

beets

Betaadjective

second in order of importance;

the candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory

Betaadjective

preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product;

a beta versionbeta software