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Definition of "target language" []

  • The language into which a text written in another language is to be translated. (noun)
  • A language that a nonnative speaker is in the process of learning. (noun)
  • Computer Science The computer language, often a machine language, into which a document written in another computer language is to be translated. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.