Simple Definition of dedication
: a feeling of very strong support for or loyalty to someone or something : the quality or state of being dedicated to a person, group, cause, etc.
: a message at the beginning of a book, song, etc., saying that it was written or is being performed in order to honor or express affection for someone
: the act of officially saying that something (such as a new building) was created for a particular purpose (such as worship) or to remember or honor a particular person
Full Definition of dedication
1 : an act or rite of dedicating to a divine being or to a sacred use
2 : a devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose
3 : a name and often a message prefixed to a literary, musical, or artistic production in tribute to a person or cause
4 : self-sacrificing devotion <her dedication to the cause>
5 : a ceremony to mark the official completion or opening of something (as a building)
dedicatoryplay \ˈde-di-kə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective
Examples of dedication in a sentence
It took a lot of hard work and dedication, but we managed to finish the project on time.
the dedication of the temple
They celebrated the dedication of the new building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
First Known Use of dedication
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Definition of dedication for Students
1 : an act of setting apart for a special purpose <The dedication of the park will take place today.>
2 : a message at the beginning of a work of art (as a book or a song) saying that it is written or performed to honor someone
3 : extreme devotion <We admire his dedication to the cause.>
Legal Definition of dedication
: a giving up of property to public use that precludes the owner from asserting any further interest in it: as a : an intentional donation of land for public use that is accepted by the proper public authorities b : intentional or negligent surrender to the public of intellectual property that could have been protected by copyright or patent
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