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the language in which a text appears that is to be translated into another language.
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a language, usually the learner’s native language, that is a source of interference in learning another language.
Compare target language (def 2).


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  • Sourceless

    noun 1. any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained; origin: Which foods are sources of calcium? 2. the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river. 3. a book, statement, person, etc., supplying information. 4. the person or business making interest or dividend payments. 5. a manufacturer or […]

  • Source-level debugger

    programming, tool A debugger that shows the programmer the line or expression in the source code that resulted in a particular machine code instruction of a running program loaded in memory. This helps the programmer to analyse a program’s behaviour in the high-level terms like source-level flow control constructs, procedure calls, named variables, etc instead […]

  • Source-material

    noun 1. original, authoritative, or basic materials utilized in research, as diaries or manuscripts.

  • Source of all good bits

    jargon, job A person from whom (or a place from which) useful information may be obtained. If you need to know about a program, a guru might be the source of all good bits. The title is often applied to a particularly competent secretary. [Jargon File] (2001-01-27)

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