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Noun
/ˌdediˈkāSHən/,
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dedications, plural;
  1. The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose
    • - his dedication to his duties
  2. The words with which a book or other artistic work is dedicated
    • - the hardback edition contained a warm dedication to his wife
  3. The action of formally opening a building or other facility for public use
    • - the dedication and unveiling was attended by some 5,000 people
  4. The action of dedicating a church or other building to a deity or saint

  5. An inscription dedicating a church or other building in this way


  1. complete and wholehearted fidelity
  2. a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
  3. commitment: a message that makes a pledge
  4. a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
  5. commitment: 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"
  6. (dedicate) give: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
  7. Dedication is the act 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. ...
  8. Dedication! is the fourth album by American pianist and arranger Duke Pearson featuring performances originally recorded in 1961 for the Jazzline label but not released until 1970 on the Prestige label. accessed September 7, 2010
  9. Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah , was an American recording artist, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. ...
  10. A dedication ceremony takes place in some Christian churches which practice adult baptism (most commonly Baptist churches). ...
  11. Dedication is a rock album by the Bay City Rollers, issued in fall 1976. It was the band's fourth original studio album, and the first new album to be released in the wake of their enormous worldwide success of early 1976.
  12. Dedication is a 2007 American romantic comedy film starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore. Written by David Bromberg, this film is actor Justin Theroux's directorial debut. The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It was produced by Plum Pictures.
  13. The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated; A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection; A ceremony marking an official completion or opening; The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property
  14. (dedicate) To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate; To set apart for a special use; To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action; To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection; To open (a building ...
  15. (dedicated) Devoted; loyal; conscientious
  16. (Dedications) are like Love, and no Man of Wit or Eminence escapes them; early or late, the Affliction of the Poet's Complement falls upon him; and Men are oblig'd to receive 'em as they do their Wives; For better, for worse; at lest, with a feign'd Civility.
  17. (Dedications) are prayers for special occasions. They roughly correspond to the Catholic idea of a blessing, but without implying that the object dedicated is being blessed. ...
  18. (Dedicate) To appropriate private property to public ownership for a public use.
  19. (Dedicate) purifie or sanctifie.
  20. (dedicate) (v) atarģa, coralarģa atarģa
  21. (dedicate) DH [D] strikes inner wrist against thumb side of wrist of NDH [B], PO down, then change DH to [B] and strike again.
  22. (dedicated) Computers or programs designed for full-time sue to perform a specific task. A dedicated word processor , for example , is designed to handle only word processing tasks.
  23. (DEDICATED) A programmer trying to decode a string packed program.
  24. (Dedicated) A Merchant creates a page as an entry point for the exclusive use of affiliate networking leads, i.e. all affiliate links and banners (with the exclusion of deep links) lead to this page. ...
  25. (Dedicated) A game that was produced as that game originally. "That is a dedicated Asteroids Deluxe."