object language

object language
noun Date: 1937 target language

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Object language — An object language is a language which is the object of study in various fields including logic, linguistics, mathematics and theoretical computer science. The language being used to talk about an object language is called a metalanguage. An… …   Wikipedia

  • object language — the language to which a metalanguage refers. [1930 35] * * * ▪ semantics       in semantics and logic, the ordinary language used to talk about things or objects in the world as contrasted with metalanguage, an artificial language used by… …   Universalium

  • object language — noun a) A language or a part of a language that is used to speak about objects but not about sentences or propositions. b) the language of the headwords in a dictionary (in a French to English translation dictionary, French is the object… …   Wiktionary

  • object language — /ˈɒbdʒɛkt læŋgwɪdʒ/ (say objekt langgwij) noun 1. a language which is the object of discussion, as opposed to a metalanguage in which the discussion might take place. 2. a language which relates to objects or entities separate from itself …   Australian English dictionary

  • object language — noun 1. a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated • Syn: ↑target language • Hypernyms: ↑programming language, ↑programing language 2. the language into which a text written in another… …   Useful english dictionary

  • object language — target language, language into which another language is to be translated; language that a nonnative person is in the course of learning; (Computer Science) computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • object language — noun 1》 a language described by means of another language. 2》 Computing a language into which a program is translated by means of a compiler or assembler …   English new terms dictionary

  • object language — ob′ject lan guage n. ling. pho the language to which a metalanguage refers • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • object language — See metalanguage …   Philosophy dictionary

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