from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process or technique of synthesizing research results by using various statistical methods to retrieve, select, and combine results from previous separate but related studies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any systematic procedure for statistically combining the results of many different studies.
- n. An analysis resulting from combining the results of diverse statistical studies.
- n. An analysis performed at a higher level of abstraction than that of basic analysis.
meta- + analysis (Wiktionary)