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noun
the language in which a text appears that is to be translated into another language.Compare target language (def. 1).
a language, usually the learner's native language, that is a source of interference in learning another language.Compare target language (def. 2).
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QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of source language

First recorded in 1955–60
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