metafunction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ function

Noun[edit]

metafunction (plural metafunctions)

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  1. (computing, programming) A function which calls all the other functions of a certain program; the only function that can be called independently.
  2. (computing, programming) A construct that performs a mapping between entities at compile time.
  3. (linguistics) A group of grammatical systems that make meanings of a related kind.

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