Definition of object language in English:

object language

noun

  • 1A language described by means of another language.

    • ‘Carnap was aware that the symbol N is definable only in the meta-language, not in the object language.’
    • ‘Tarski's theory of truth relies crucially on the distinction between object languages and meta-languages, and so semantics generally seems to be necessarily a meta-discipline.’
    • ‘He rejects the infinite hierarchy of meta-languages underlying English in favor of one formal object language having an infinite hierarchy of partial interpretations.’
    • ‘As Grover puts it, prosentences function ‘at the level of the object language.’’
  • 2Computing
    A language into which a program is translated by means of a compiler or assembler.

Pronunciation:

object language

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