Reputation vs Legacy - What's the difference?

reputation | legacy |


As nouns the difference between reputation and legacy

is that reputation is reputation while legacy is (legal) money or property bequeathed to someone in a will.

As an adjective legacy is

(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.

reputation

Noun

(en noun)
  • What somebody is known for.
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    Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "reputation": good, great, excellent, bad, stellar, tarnished, evil, damaged, dubious, spotless, terrible, ruined, horrible, lost, literary, corporate, global, personal, academic, scientific, posthumous, moral, artistic.

    Synonyms

    * name

    Derived terms

    * reputational

    legacy

    English

    Noun

    (legacies)
  • (legal) money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
  • Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
  • left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.
  • The descendant of an alumnus
  • Because she was a legacy , her mother's sorority rushed her.

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (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)."