Metalanguage



[met-uh-lang-gwij] /ˈmɛt əˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ/

noun
1.
any or symbolic system used to discuss, describe, or analyze another or symbolic system.
/ˈmɛtəˌlæŋɡwɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a language or system of symbols used to discuss another language or system See also formal language, natural language Compare object language

1. [theorem proving] A language in which proofs are manipulated and tactics are programmed, as opposed to the logic itself (the “object language”). The first ML was the metalanguage for the Edinburgh LCF proof assistant.
2. [logic] A language in which to discuss the truth of statements in another language.

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