object language


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object language

[′äb·jekt ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
The intended and desired output language in the translation or conversion of information from one language to another.

object language

(1) A programming language that is object oriented. See object-oriented programming.

(2) A language defined by another language. See metalanguage.

(3) The output of a compiler or assembler program. See machine language.
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5) Since this is a far-from-trivial case where object language and metalanguage coincide, it will be important to explicitly mark the object-language/metalanguage distinction when analyzing and interpreting Zeno's argument.
It therefore follows that we can talk sensibly about the semantics of one language (the 'object' language) by making use of another (the 'metalanguage'), which may even be largely similar to the object language except for having a different interpretation.
Some relationships between parented speech and children's object language development.
It consists in the objective study of a language not closely related to our own, and the comparison of the metaphysical implications of the object language with those of ours.
The object language is that of logic programming, complemented with labels that identify distinguished elements for representing knowledge and performing inference.
Further chapters cover the linguistic principles of the discipline - speech and writing, figurative language, metalanguage and object language (ch.
In response to Hoeltje I concede the main point of his first section: for each logical truth S of the object language, it is a logical consequence of the Davidsonian theory of meaning I offered in my paper that S is logically true, contrary to what I asserted in the paper.