Meaning of “metalanguage” in the English Dictionary

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"metalanguage" in British English

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metalanguagenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmet.əˌlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/ us /ˈmet̬.əˌlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/ specialized

a specialized form of language or set of symbols used when discussing or describing the structure of a language

(Definition of “metalanguage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)