Meaning of “heritage” in the English Dictionary

"heritage" in English

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heritagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈher.ɪ.tɪdʒ/ us /ˈher.ɪ.t̬ɪdʒ/

(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.

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We welcome the amendments referring to the importance of preserving, researching and accessing cultural heritage, the diversity of language and culture, together with the amendments, however inadequate ...
Literature likewise plays an important part in the way it transmits our cultural heritage, increases mutual familiarity and preserves linguistic wealth and the diversity of tongues.
There has been material damage too, with considerable damage to infrastructures, with roads and bridges destroyed, fields of crops flooded and the destruction of centuries-old cultural heritage.
Exceptions may, however, be authorised in cases where there are no alternative solutions yet available and in rare cases of keeping traditional barometers, museum collections and industrial heritage.
We have an unparalleled heritage, a unique geographical concentration of attractive and culturally diverse sites, and we rightly have a reputation for a high level of service.
Although buildings, in particular, do, in fact, form part of the cultural heritage, they are in a bad state of repair in many areas.
Indeed the point of preserving the film heritage lies in the accessibility of these archives for the needs of education, research and cultural links.
Without a clear ban on interfering with an individual's genetic heritage we risk being forced to give in to a cruel, eugenic and inhuman philosophy.
I am talking about extremely important aspects, such as the fight against the problem of forest fires, the fight to maintain our heritage and the fight to maintain nature.
We have to remember that geographical indications are part of the heritage of certain local communities and individual nations and that they are responsible for protecting them.