One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A language described by means of another language.
- ‘He rejects the infinite hierarchy of meta-languages underlying English in favor of one formal object language having an infinite hierarchy of partial interpretations.’
- ‘Carnap was aware that the symbol N is definable only in the meta-language, not in the object language.’
- ‘As Grover puts it, prosentences function ‘at the level of 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.’
A language into which a program is translated by means of a compiler or assembler.
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