Legacy vs. History

Legacy vs. History — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Legacy and History

Legacynoun

Money or property given to another by will.

Historynoun

A chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution, often including an explanation of or commentary on those events

a history of the Vikings.

Legacynoun

Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past

a legacy of religious freedom.

Historynoun

A formal written account of related natural phenomena

a history of volcanoes.

Legacynoun

An individual who is either an applicant to an educational institution or a matriculated student and is the child of an alumna or alumnus.

Historynoun

A record of a patient's general medical background

took the patient's history.
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Legacyadjective

Retained under an obsolescent or discarded system, chiefly for purposes of reference

legacy files in the old email system.

Historynoun

An established condition or pattern of behavior

an inmate with a history of mental illness and drug abuse.

Legacynoun

(legal) Money or property bequeathed to someone in a will.

Historynoun

The branch of knowledge that records and analyzes past events

"History has a long-range perspective" (Elizabeth Gurley Flynn).

Legacynoun

Something inherited from a predecessor or the past; a heritage.

John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.

Historynoun

The past events relating to a particular thing

The history of their rivalry is full of intrigue.
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Legacynoun

(university and society admissions) The descendant of an alumnus.

Because she was a legacy, her mother's sorority rushed her.

Historynoun

The aggregate of past events or human affairs

basic tools used throughout history.

Legacyadjective

Left over from the past; no longer current.

Historynoun

An interesting past

a house with history.

Legacynoun

(law) a gift of personal property by will

Historynoun

Something that belongs to the past

Their troubles are history now.

Historynoun

(Slang) One that is no longer worth consideration

Why should we worry about him? He's history!.

Historynoun

A drama based on historical events

the histories of Shakespeare.

Historynoun

The aggregate of past events.

History repeats itself if we don’t learn from its mistakes.

Historynoun

The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.

He teaches history at the university.History will not look kindly on these tyrants.He dreams of an invention that will make history.

Historynoun

(countable) A set of events involving an entity.

What is your medical history?The family's history includes events best forgotten.

Historynoun

(countable) A record or narrative description of past events.

I really enjoyed Shakespeare's tragedies more than his histories.

Historynoun

A list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family.

A personal medical history is required for the insurance policy.He has a history of cancer in his family.

Historynoun

A record of previous user events, especially of visited web pages in a browser.

I visited a great site yesterday but forgot the URL. Luckily, I didn't clear my history.

Historynoun

(informal) Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.

I told him that if he doesn't get his act together, he's history.

Historynoun

(uncountable) Shared experience or interaction.

There is too much history between them for them to split up now.He has had a lot of history with the police.

Historyverb

(obsolete) To narrate or record.

Historynoun

the aggregate of past events;

a critical time in the school's history

Historynoun

the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future;

all of human history

Historynoun

a record or narrative description of past events;

a history of Francehe gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the presidentthe story of exposure to lead

Historynoun

the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings;

he teaches Medieval historyhistory takes the long view

Historynoun

all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge;

the dawn of recorded historyfrom the beginning of history