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metalanguage

[met-uh-lang-gwij] /ˈmɛt əˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ/
noun
1.
any language or symbolic system used to discuss, describe, or analyze another language or symbolic system.
Origin of metalanguage
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; meta- + language
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British Dictionary definitions for metalanguage

metalanguage

/ˈmɛtəˌlæŋɡwɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a language or system of symbols used to discuss another language or system See also formal language, natural language Compare object language
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