Dedication definition

dĕdĭ-kāshən
A rite or ceremony of dedicating.
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Selfless devotion.

Served the public with dedication and integrity.

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The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
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An inscription, as in a book, dedicating it to a person, cause, etc.
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Wholehearted devotion.
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Dedication is defined as the state of being committed to someone, a ceremony for the beginning of something such as the birth of a child, or something written, said or expressed in honor or memory of someone.

An example of dedication is the feeling of being a husband and wife.

An example of dedication is an opening ceremony for a new charity organization.

An example of dedication is a book written in honor of the author's parents.

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A dedicating or being dedicated.
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(countable) A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.
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A note prefixed to a literary, artistic, or musical composition dedicating it to someone in token of affection or esteem.
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(uncountable) The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
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A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose.
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(law) The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.
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(countable) A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dedication
Plural:
dedications

Origin of dedication

  • Originated 1350–1400 from Middle English dedicacioun, from Old French dedicacion (“consecration of a church or chapel”), from Latin dédicātiō, equivalent to dédicātus+-iōn.

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