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    Legacy

    Hello everybody,

    I have a question on the word "legacy". Is it neutral or associated with something negative (this is what I was told)? Please see also the "legacy" definiton of the online oxford dictionaries (I am not able yet to post links) Does it suggest the word to be negative?

    I planned to use it in the context of a cooperation project and to call the results/products it leaves behind after its end as "legacy of the project" (for others to benefit from the projects results).

    Thank you for your help.

    Best :)

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    Re: Legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by James Dean View Post
    Hello everybody,

    I have a question on the word "legacy". Is it neutral or associated with something negative (this is what I was told)? Please see also the "legacy" definiton of the online oxford dictionaries (I am not able yet to post links) Does it suggest the word to be negative?

    I planned to use it in the context of a cooperation project and to call the results/products it leaves behind after its end as "legacy of the project" (for others to benefit from the projects results).

    Thank you for your help.

    Best :)
    Welcome to Using English.
    It's neither negative nor positive.

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    Re: Legacy

    Thank you for the speedy reply. You don't happen to have a reference or link?
    Thank you!

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    Re: Legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by James Dean View Post
    Thank you for the speedy reply. You don't happen to have a reference or link?
    Thank you!
    legacy noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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