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object language

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Definition of object language in English:

noun

1A language described by means of another language. Compare with metalanguage, target language.
Example sentences
  • 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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