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"heritage" in British English

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heritagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈher.ɪ.tɪdʒ/  us   /-t̬ɪdʒ/
C2 featuresbelonging to the ​culture of a ​particularsociety, such as ​traditions, ​languages, or ​buildings, that were ​created in the past and still have ​historicalimportance: These ​monuments are a ​vitalpart of the cultural heritage of ​SouthAmerica.

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(Definition of heritage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heritage" in American English

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heritagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈher·ə·t̬ɪdʒ/
featuresbelonging to the ​culture of a ​particularsociety, such as ​traditions, ​languages, or ​buildings, which come from the past and are still ​important: The ​organization is ​devoted to ​preservingourcultural heritage.
(Definition of heritage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"heritage" in Business English

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heritagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈherɪtɪdʒ/
the ​history, traditions, ​practices, etc. of a particular country, ​society, or ​company that exist from the past and continue to be important: Their ​marketingstrategy emphasizes the company's belief in its ​uniqueengineering heritage.
(Definition of heritage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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