target language

noun
  1. the language into which a text is to be translated from another language.Compare source language(def 1).
  2. a language, especially a foreign language, that one is in the process of learning.Compare source language(def 2).

Origin of target language

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for target language

target language

noun
  1. the language into which a text, document, etc, is translated
  2. a language that is being or is to be learnt
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