Definition of Target language

1. Noun. The language into which a text written in another language is to be translated.

Exact synonyms: Object Language
Generic synonyms: Language, Linguistic Communication

2. Noun. A computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated.
Exact synonyms: Object Language
Generic synonyms: Programing Language, Programming Language

Definition of Target language

1. Noun. (linguistics translation studies) The language into which a translation is done. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) The machine language into which source code is to be compiled ¹

¹ Source:

Target Language Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Target Language Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Target Language

target acquisition system
target area
target audience
target behaviour
target cell
target cell anaemia
target company
target domain
target gland
target group
target language (current term)
target languages
target lesions of liver/spleen
target market
target organ
target patient
target plasma
target practice
target program
target range
target regulation
target response
target text
target texts

Literary usage of Target language

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Partial Evaluation and Automatic Program Generation by Neil D. Jones, Carsten K. Gomard, Peter Sestoft (1993)
"Another is that the implementer only thinks of one language (the source language), while a compiler writer also has to think of the target language. ..."

2. Expanding Access to Science and Technology: The Role of Information by Ines Wesley-Tanaskovic, Jacques Tocatlian, Kenneth H. Roberts (1994)
"Then the internal representation in the target language is often the same as that of the source language, but sometimes a change in the ..."

3. Language Assessment and the National Qualifications Framework: Conference by Melissa Vieyra-King, Karen Calteaux (1996)
"A target language only approach is methodologically appropriate, to compensate for a deprived acquisitional context beyond the classroom. ..."

4. New Teachers for a New Century: The Future of Early Childhood Professional by Diane Horm-Wingerd (2001)
"To earn a Bilingual CLAD, certified teachers must also pass examinations on the target language, the target culture, and methodology for instruction in the ..."

5. Bilingual Education Handbook: Designing Instruction For Lep Limited English by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Students are encouraged to express themselves in the target language even ... The framework also states that the target language should be taught as an ..."

6. Every Student Succeeds: Conceptual Framework for Students at Risk of School by DIANE Publishing Company, Dennis Parker, California State Dept. of Education (1996)
"Instruction does not involve using English most of the time to talk about the target language. Instead, instruction is conducted in the target language and ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Target language

Search for Target language on!Search for Target language on!Search for Target language on Google!Search for Target language on Wikipedia!