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Meta in the linguistic sense that Onomatopoeic? is in the aural sense.  That is it refers to itself.  TLA and ETLA are examples

If we define MA to be MetaAcronym then it probably is too....

In what way is onomatopoeic 'meta'?

''No, no, no - the sense of Meta, such that Meta:linguistics::Onomatopoeic:aural-stuff'.

I have no idea what that means. Try expressing yourself in more than one line?

Meta here is being used in the sense of a word, concept or thing that describes itself, much in the same way that Onomatopoeic? is used to describe a word, concept or thing that sounds like itself.

All words sound like themselves. 'Onomatopoeic' means a words which sounds like the thing it represents, not 'itself'.

(PeterTaylor) Webster's: 1. A prefix meaning between, with, after, behind, over, about, reversely; as, metachronism, the error of placing after the correct time; metaphor, lit., a carrying over; metathesis, a placing reversely.

So a meta-acronym would be an adjective which describes acronyms, and wouldn't itself have to be an acronym.
So, you're saying that a MetaAcronym doesn't have to be an acronym...?
I thought that was the point.  In that, say, SING isn't actually an acronym for anything, but it looks like it should be.  As opposed to SIACSRA (SIACSRA is a clumsy SelfRecursive Acronym)

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