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legend

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1 an explanatory list of the symbols on a map or chart

  • the legend indicated that a large circle represented a major city, while a small circle stood for a small town
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2 an explanation or description accompanying a pictorial illustration

  • the legend in the science textbook indicated that the accompanying picture had been enlarged by 1000%
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3 a traditional but unfounded story that gives the reason for a current custom, belief, or fact of nature

  • some ancient civilizations had legends about spirits that inhabited trees and rocks
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4 the body of customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings associated with a people, thing, or place

  • that story of how the world came to be has long been part of Native American legend
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