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source language

noun
1.
the language in which a text appears that is to be translated into another language.
Compare target language (def 1).
2.
a language, usually the learner's native language, that is a source of interference in learning another language.
Compare target language (def 2).
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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Examples from the web for source language
  • It means providing an equivalent meaning in the target language as the one stated in the source language.
  • The register, style, and tone of the source language should be conserved.
  • Being bilingual myself, more often than not you can find a translation that expresses the same meaning as the source language.
  • Each task requires performing translation from a given source language into the target language.
source language in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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