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target language

noun
1.
the language into which a text is to be translated from another language.
Compare source language (def 1).
2.
a language, especially a foreign language, that one is in the process of learning.
Compare source language (def 2).
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for target-language

target language

noun
1.
the language into which a text, document, etc, is translated
2.
a language that is being or is to be learnt
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