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the language to which a metalanguage refers.
a language described by or being investigated by another language Compare metalanguage


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    noun, Optics. 1. (def 3).

  • Objectless

    [ob-jikt-lis, -jekt-] /ˈɒb dʒɪkt lɪs, -dʒɛkt-/ adjective 1. not directed toward any goal; purposeless; aimless. 2. having no : an objectless preposition.

  • Object-lesson

    noun 1. a practical or concrete illustration of a principle. noun 1. a convincing demonstration of some principle or ideal 2. (esp formerly) a lesson in which a material object forms the basis of the teaching and is available to be inspected

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    noun 1. See OLE operating system (OLE) A distributed object system and protocol from Microsoft, also used on the Acorn Archimedes. OLE allows an editor to “farm out” part of a document to another editor and then reimport it. For example, a desk-top publishing system might send some text to a word processor or a […]

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