object language


noun

the language to which a metalanguage refers.

Nearby words

  1. object choice,
  2. object code,
  3. object complement,
  4. object distance,
  5. object glass,
  6. object lens,
  7. object lesson,
  8. object linking and embedding,
  9. object program,
  10. object relations theory

Origin of object language

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for object language

object language

noun

a language described by or being investigated by another languageCompare metalanguage
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