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Originated 1350–1400 from Middle English dedicacioun, from Old French dedicacion (consecration of a church or chapel), from Latin dēdicātiō, equivalent to dēdicātus+-iōn.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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dedication (countable and uncountable, plural dedications)

  1. (uncountable) The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
    work with dedication
  2. (countable) A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.
  3. (countable) A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.
  4. (law) The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.

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