legend

Definitions

General English

Information & Library Science

  • noun a caption under a picture or diagram

Marketing

  • noun a short note printed underneath an illustration to explain it

Media Studies

  • noun a story that has been passed down for generations, especially one that is presented as history but is unlikely to be true
  • noun a popular myth that has arisen in modern times
  • noun somebody famous admired for a particular skill or talent
  • noun an inscription, such as a title or motto, on an object

Military

  • noun the explanatory notes on the symbols shown on a map
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