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metalanguage

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noun meta·lan·guage \ˈme-tə-ˌlaŋ-gwij\

Definition of metalanguage

  1. :  a language used to talk about language



1936

First Known Use of metalanguage

1936

Rhymes with metalanguage

body language, machine language, paralanguage, protolanguage


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