- Legacy means an older style or system.
An example of legacy is the filing system of a previous secretary at your new job.
- The definition of legacy is something that is passed on to you from family, including reputation.
An example of legacy is family property that has been handed down for generations.
- Legacy is defined as having had a family member attend a university before you.
An example of a legacy is a college student who applies to Harvard because his grandfather and father both went there.
- money or property left to someone by a will; bequest
- anything handed down from, or as from, an ancestor
- ☆ a student applying or admitted to a college or university who is a relative of an alumnus
Origin of legacyMiddle English legacie ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin legatia ; from Classical Latin legatus: see legate
- Money or property given to another by will.
- Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past: a legacy of religious freedom. See Synonyms at heritage.
- An individual who is either an applicant to an educational institution or a matriculated student and is the child of an alumna or alumnus.
Origin of legacyMiddle English legacie, office of a deputy, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lēgātia, from Latin lēgātus, past participle of lēgāre, to depute, bequeath; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
- (computing) of a computer system that has been in service for many years and that a business still relies upon, even though it is becoming expensive or difficult to maintain
- left behind; old or no longer in active use
- They expect it to take years to process and import all the legacy data.
- A legacy number or legacy identifier means a number no longer in use (for a document, for example)."
legacy - Computer Definition
Referring to a software or hardware component or element, a system, or a network that is technically outdated, although often compatible with current technology. In consideration of the evolutionary nature of technology, systems and standards development generally places considerable emphasis on backward compatibility, i.e., compatibility with legacy technology.
That which is handed down from a predecessor. In the computer field, it refers to the previous, major generation of hardware and/or software that continues to be used. See legacy application, legacy data, legacy card, legacy-free PC, legacy LAN, legacy network, legacy printer, legacy protocol and legacy system.
legacy - Legal Definition