"A model of a higher level of abstraction which… maps the properties of lower systems models into propositions of a higher level of abstraction" (J.van GIGCH, 1987, p.3) (after St. BEER).
To this definition, van GIGCH adds the following comment: "Of necessity, the metamodel is conceptualized in a metasystemic language or metalogic which can decide propositions and reconcile arguments which cannot be decided or reconciled in the language of logic of lower systems models" (p.3).
The unavoidable need for validation through metamodels is closely related to GÖDEL's theorem.
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