- The definition of a source language is the language that is to be translated.
An example of a source language is Spanish when it needs to be translated into Italian.
source language definition by Webster's New World
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- the language from which a text is to be translated into another language: compare target language (sense )
- Comput. the language, as COBOL or FORTRAN, in which a program is originally written
source language definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The language from which a translation is to be made or from which a word is borrowed.