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met·a·lan·guage

 (mĕt′ə-lăng′gwĭj)
n.
1. A language or vocabulary used to describe or analyze language.
2. Computers A language used to define another language.

metalanguage

(ˈmɛtəˌlæŋɡwɪdʒ)
n
(Linguistics) a language or system of symbols used to discuss another language or system. See also formal language, natural language Compare object language

met•a•lan•guage

(ˈmɛt əˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ)

n.
a language or symbolic system used to discuss, describe, or analyze another language or symbolic system.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metalanguage - a language that can be used to describe languagesmetalanguage - a language that can be used to describe languages
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
syntax language - a language used to describe the syntax of another language
Translations
metajazyk
metakieli
hjálparmállýsimál
メタ言語
metajazyk

metalanguage

[ˈmetəˌlæŋgwɪdʒ] Nmetalenguaje m

metalanguage

nMetasprache f
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In an imprecise sense, meta-language is "language about language," but more specifically it is language within a sentence that refers not to things but to words.
One may try to build a case for the universality of FOL based on its widespread use as a meta-language, augmented by some set theory, with respect to most logics.
What they do write tends to be short messages in a sort of meta-language, with meta-spelling on Twitter and Facebook.
The meta-language decides under what conditions the object language is true.
The key here is to develop a shared meta-language for English--a language for talking about language.
Ultra-fast data transfers, with a 7-layer multi-AHB bus matrix and multi-DMA controllers, which allow concurrent execution and data transfers; * The integrated single-precision FPU boosts the execution of control algorithms, adds more features to applications, improves code efficiency, reduces time-to-market, eliminates scaling and saturation, and allows the use of meta-language tools; * High integration, with up to 1 Mbyte of on-chip Flash memory, 192 Kbytes of SRAM, reset circuit, internal RCs, PLLs, sub 1microAmp real-time clock with sub-second accuracy; * Extra flexibility to reduce power consumption in applications requiring both high processing power and low-power performance when running at low voltage or on rechargeable batteries.
The second is thinking that the answer lies in students memorising a list of meta-language from HE linguistics.
Floating-point core greatly eases programming, improves compatibility with meta-language tools, and improves performance by up to 40% over fixed point
Almost simultaneously, in a Mourning Diary entry flush with the pathos he recovers for Proust, Barthes recapitulates the struggle--between the essay's "incessant meta-language" and poetry's "non-language," between the desiccating intelligence and murmuring wellspring of affect--as a personal reckoning: "O the paradox: I, so 'intellectual,' at least accused of being so, I so ridden by an incessant meta-language (which I defend), she offers me in the highest degree her non-language.
Chapter three, "Christianity as a Meta-Language for Inclusiveness," will be of the great interest to church historians because it touches on issues of organized religion and church memberships.
Students learn together the meta-language that brings them closer to understanding how academic communication is dialogically constructed (84-94).
XML is a meta-language, an underlying definition or description containing rules for constructing specialized markup languages such as XBRL.