Definition of dedication noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdedɪˈkeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdedɪˈkeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] dedication (to something) (approving) the hard work and effort that somebody puts into an activity or a purpose because they think it is important synonym commitment hard work and dedication
  2. 2 [countable] a ceremony that is held to show that a building or an object has a special purpose or is special to the memory of a particular person
  3. 3[countable] the words that are used at the beginning of a book, piece of music, a performance, etc. to offer it to somebody as a sign of thanks or respect
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin dedicatio(n-), from dedicare ‘devote, consecrate’.Extra examples I really admire Gina for her dedication to her family. It takes dedication to be successful in a sport. Not everyone has the dedication and the talent to achieve this. The job requires total dedication. You will need dedication and determination to complete the course. He paid tribute to the high level of dedication and professionalism of the staff. There was no doubting Luke’s dedication to the campaign.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dedication