2 definitions by adamwong246

Top Definition
A metacronym is a meta-acronym- An acronym which includes itself. Synonymous with recursive parsonym. Comes from the Greek prefix 'meta,' meaning self. Common naming convention for open-source software.
Alpha: "I need to run Windows programs on my Linux machine so I used an emulator called WINE."
Beta: "No! WINE is metacronym for 'Wine is not an emulator'!"
Delta: "Don't you mean 'WINE is not an emulator' is not an emulator?"
Gamma: "Don't you mean ''WINE is not an emulator' is not an emulator?' is not an emulator?"
Delta: "Don't you mean '''WINE is not an emulator' is not an emulator?'' is not an emulator?' is not an emulator?"
... ad infinitum
by adamwong246 October 10, 2010
shorthand for "one and only one."

It indicate that exactly one object with a certain property exists. In mathematical logic, this sort of quantification is known as uniqueness quantification or unique existential quantification.
You may have onely cookie per person.
by adamwong246 February 19, 2014

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