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meta language (ML)

Since the prefix meta in information technology usually represents a definition, the metalanguage (ML) represents the description of the structure of a programming language

. A metalanguage is also called

amarkup language or language description language, which means nothing more than that it contains the rules for defining other languages. Meta languages are based on a fixed syntax

and are more understandable than programming languages. Examples of meta languages are the Standardized Generalized Markup Language (SGML), because it is used to describe languages, or the Document Type Definition (DTD) for describing document types.

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Updated at: 10.12.2013
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