object language

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object language (plural object languages)

  1. (philosophy) A language or a part of a language that is used to speak about objects but not about sentences or propositions.
  2. (lexicography) the language of the headwords in a dictionary (in a French-to-English translation dictionary, French is the object language)[1]
  3. (computing) target language; the language of the object code, the output of a compiler (not necessarily executable machine code)


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  1. ^ Nordisk leksikografisk ordbok (1997) →ISBN