Meaning of “heritage” in the English Dictionary

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"heritage" in British English

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heritagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈher.ɪ.tɪdʒ/ us /ˈher.ɪ.t̬ɪdʒ/

C2 features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings, that were created in the past and still have historical importance:

These monuments are a vital part of the cultural heritage of South America.

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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/

features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings, which come from the past and are still important:

(Definition of “heritage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"heritage" in Business English

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heritagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈherɪtɪdʒ/ us

the history, traditions, practices, etc. of a particular country, society, or company that exist from the past and continue to be important:

Their marketing strategy emphasizes the company's belief in its unique engineering heritage.

(Definition of “heritage” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)