Definitions for Dedicationˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ded•i•ca•tionˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.

  2. an inscription, as in a book, dedicating it to a person, cause, etc.

  3. a ceremony marking the official completion or opening of a public building, monument, etc.

Origin of dedication:

1350–1400; ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dedication(noun)

    complete and wholehearted fidelity

  2. dedication(noun)

    a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

  3. commitment, dedication(noun)

    a message that makes a pledge

  4. dedication, inscription(noun)

    a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something

  5. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication(noun)

    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

    "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dedication(noun)ˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    a strong feeling of commitment

    his dedication to the cause

  2. dedicationˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    a statement dedicating sth to sb

    ***the dedication in the front of the book

  3. dedicationˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    a ceremony dedicating sth

    ***He gave a speech at the dedication.

Wiktionary

  1. dedication(Noun)

    The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.

  2. dedication(Noun)

    A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.

  3. dedication(Noun)

    A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.

  4. dedication(Noun)

    The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.

  5. Origin: Originated 1350–1400 from dedicacioun, via dedicacion or directly, from dedicatio, equivalent to dédicātus+-iōn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dedication(noun)

    the act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple

  2. Dedication(noun)

    a devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use

  3. Dedication(noun)

    an address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor

Freebase

  1. Dedication

    Dedication is the fact of consecrating an altar, temple, church, or other sacred building. It also refers to the inscription of books or other artifacts when these are specifically addressed or presented to a particular person. This practice, which once was used to gain the patronage and support of the person so addressed, is now only a mark of affection or regard. In law, the word is used of the setting apart by a private owner of a road to public use.


Translations for Dedication

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dedication(noun)

the quality of being dedicated; the act of dedicating

dedication to duty; the dedication of the church.

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