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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ded·i·ca·tion /ˌdɛdɪˈkeʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ded·i·ca·tion n.
 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) 2.0

      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: a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a
         photograph) dedicating it to someone or something [syn: inscription]
      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]