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Definition of "dedication" []

  • The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated. (noun)
  • A note prefixed to a literary, artistic, or musical composition dedicating it to someone in token of affection or esteem. (noun)
  • A rite or ceremony of dedicating. (noun)
  • Selfless devotion: served the public with dedication and integrity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dedication" in a sentence
  • "In a moment here, we're going to meet a guy, a pizza delivery man who is giving newfound definition to the term dedication on his job."
  • "Now, that is what I call dedication to the rights and privileges of being a U.S."
  • "A family was called up on the stage, and the minister talked about how a dedication is about introducing the young family member to the church, and the fact that the community and the family are responsible for the care of the children."