Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

A legend may refer to any of the following:

Example of a chart legend.

1. With a chart, a legend is an area describing each of the parts of the chart. See our chart definition for a visual example of a legend.

2. A legend explains characters, symbols, or markings on a document that are usually unfamiliar to the reader.

3. With HTML (hypertext markup language), the <legend> tag designates a caption for the <fieldset> element.

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