Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Any data that describes other data. For example, search keywords describing a web page or tags for a blog entry are metadata. Using this page as an example, "metadata, meta, data, computer, dictionary, jargon, term, glossary, define, about" are all keywords that describe this page. Alone these words are meaningless; however, all these words combined give a basic understanding of a page.

Meta-character, Security terms