Definitions for object language

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob′ject lan`guage(n.)

  1. the language to which a metalanguage refers.

    Category: Language/Linguistics, Philosphy

Origin of object language:

1930–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. object language, target language(noun)

    a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated

  2. object language, target language(noun)

    the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated

Wiktionary

  1. object language(Noun)

    A language or a part of a language that is used to speak about objects but not about sentences or propositions.

  2. object language(Noun)

    the language of the headwords in a dictionary (in a French-to-English translation dictionary, French is the object language)

  3. object language(Noun)

    target language; the language of the object code, the output of a compiler (not necessarily executable machine code)

Freebase

  1. 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 object language may be a formal or natural language.

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