Definitions for "Metamodel"
Keywords:  model, dear, semantic, metadata, schema
Database schema for DEAR data elements; map of DEAR; model of how models will be built
a language for specifying a model, in this case an object model
a model for metadata, and describes the types of assets within the enterprise IT, and their inter-dependencies
A CIM component that describes the entities and relationships representing managed objects. For example, classes, instances, and associations are included in the metamodel.