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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dedication  \Ded`i*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  dedicatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  setting  apart  or  consecrating  to  a  divine 
  Being  or  to  a  sacred  use  often  with  religious 
  solemnities;  solemn  appropriation;  as  the  dedication  of 
  Solomon's  temple. 
 
  2.  A  devoting  or  setting  aside  for  any  particular  purpose; 
  as  a  dedication  of  lands  to  public  use 
 
  3.  An  address  to  a  patron  or  friend,  prefixed  to  a  book, 
  testifying  respect,  and  often  recommending  the  work  to  his 
  special  protection  and  favor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dedication 
  n  1:  complete  and  wholehearted  fidelity 
  2:  a  ceremony  in  which  something  (as  a  building)  is  dedicated 
  to  some  goal  or  purpose 
  3:  a  message  that  makes  a  pledge  [syn:  {commitment}] 
  4:  an  inscription  (as  in  a  book  or  musical  work)  dedicating  it 
  to  someone  or  something 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {commitment}, 
  {allegiance},  {loyalty}] 




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