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dedication

ded·i·ca·tion

dedication

 
pronunciation:
de d keI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or ceremony of dedicating or of being dedicated.
similar words:
application
definition 2: the condition of being devoted to something.
his dedication to a worthy cause
antonyms:
apathy, indifference
similar words:
commitment, devotion
definition 3: the act or ceremony of setting something aside for a particular purpose.
definition 4: an inscription on a book, work of art, piece of music, or the like, dedicating it to some person or cause.
derivation: dedicational (adj.)