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is an option for Plot, ListPlot, and related functions that assigns text to lines in a 2D plot to create a legend for that plot.
  • PlotLegend->{text1, text2, ...} assigns text to each line in the same fashion as PlotStyle.
  • PlotLegend also enables Plot and related functions to accept options for Legend, which will modify the legend produced.