Metalanguage definition

mĕtə-lănggwĭj
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A language or vocabulary used to describe or analyze language.
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(computers) A language used to define another language.
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(linguis.) A language used to describe or discuss another language.
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(linguistics, translation studies, critical theory) Any language or vocabulary of specialized terms used to describe or analyze a language or linguistic process.
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(computing) Any similar language used to define a programming language.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
metalanguage
Plural:
metalanguages

Origin of metalanguage