American English

Definition of dedication noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] dedication (to something) (approving) the hard work and effort that someone puts into an activity or 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 someone as a sign of thanks or respect
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dedication