target language


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. targe,
  2. target,
  3. target cell,
  4. target date,
  5. target gland,
  6. target man,
  7. target organ,
  8. target response,
  9. target rifle,
  10. targeteer

Origin of target language

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for target language

target language

noun

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