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legacy (plural legacies)
- (law) Money or property bequeathed to someone in a will.
- Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage.
- John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.
- (university and society admissions) The descendant of an alumnus.
money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
the descendant of an alumnus
- Left over from the past; no longer current.
2006, Anne Gams Steine Asserson & Eduard J. Simons, Enabling Interaction and Quality: Beyond the Hanseatic League, ISBN 905867536X, page 118:
- Finally, the organisation ends up with an expensive ERP of which it uses only part because of divergent evolutionary directions and a set of new systems fast becoming legacy.
2008, CIO - 15 Feb 2008 Vol. 21, No. 9, page 49:
- There was talk in the past that ERP systems were legacy, lacked the agility and flexibility, and did not support interoperability.
2009, Kerrie Meyler, Byron Holt, & Greg Ramsey, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Unleashed, ISBN 076868952X:
- Because most of these HALs are legacy and only used on aging or outdated hardware, chances are that you do not have any in your lab and must be creative in procuring one from an active user.
2013, Management Association, Software Design and Development, ISBN 1466643021:
- In practice, there are legacy or mature, domain specific, off the shelf (i.e. software that other software projects can reuse and integrate into their own products) tools that are used regularly by modeleres (e.g., for testing purposes, for communication and collaboration).
aging computer system
left behind, old or no longer in active use