target language
noun Date: 1953 1. a language into which another language is to be translated — compare source language 2. a language other than one's native language that is being learned

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • target language — n. 1. the language into which a text in a given language is to be translated: compare SOURCE LANGUAGE (sense 1) 2. a language other than one s own that one is learning …   English World dictionary

  • Target language — Tar get language, n. the language into which a text is to be translated; correlative of source language. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Target language — A target language is a language that is the focus or end result of certain processes. *In applied linguistics and second language pedagogy, the term target language refers to any language that learners are trying to learn in addition to their… …   Wikipedia

  • target language — lokalizavimo kalba statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Kalba, kuriai lokalizuojama arba verčiama ↑programinė įranga, ↑svetainė arba kiti ištekliai. atitikmenys: angl. target language ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – lygiagretusis tekstas dar žiūrėk –… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

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

  • target language — 1. the language into which a text is to be translated from another language. Cf. source language (def. 1). 2. a language, esp. a foreign language, that one is in the process of learning. Cf. source language (def. 2). [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • target language — n. object 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

  • target language — tar′get lan guage n. 1) ling. the language into which a text is to be translated from another language Compare source language 2) ling. a language that one is in the process of learning …   From formal English to slang

  • target language — noun a) The language into which a translation is done. b) The machine language into which source code is to be compiled Ant: source language …   Wiktionary

  • target language — /ˈtagət læŋgwɪdʒ/ (say tahguht langgwij) noun 1. the language into which a text is translated, or a loan word borrowed. 2. (in language teaching) the foreign language being taught …   Australian English dictionary

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