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meta (met´·uh) adj.
In computer science, meta is a common prefix that means "about." For example, metadata is data that describes other data (data about data). A metalanguage is a language used to describe other languages. A metafile is a file that contains other files.
The HTML META tag is used to describe the contents of a Web page. It is used by a number of search engines to identify the web page and purpose. It tells the engines the description of your site and the keywords that are relevant. This information helps search engines to determine your placement in their databases.
An HTML META tag used in the Head area of a document to specify further information about the document, either for the local server, or for a remote browser. The META element is used within the Head element to embed document meta-information not defined by other HTML elements. Such information can be extracted by servers/clients for use in identifying, indexing, and cataloging specialized document meta-information. In addition, HTTP servers can read the contents of the document head to generate response headers corresponding to any elements defining a value for the attribute HTTP-EQUIV. This provides document authors with a mechanism for identifying information that should be included in the response headers of an HTTP request.
As to "links," here are the verb and noun definitions found in Webster's dictionary:
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