Definition of object language in English:

object language

Syllabification: ob·ject lan·guage


  • 1A language described by means of another language. Compare with metalanguage, target language.
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    • Tarski's theory of truth relies crucially on the distinction between object languages and meta-languages, and so semantics generally seems to be necessarily a meta-discipline.
    • Carnap was aware that the symbol N is definable only in the meta-language, not in the object language.
    • As Grover puts it, prosentences function ‘at the level of the object language.’
  • 2 Computing A language into which a program is translated by means of a compiler or assembler.

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