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dedication

noun uk   /ˌded.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  

dedication noun (TIME/ENERGY)

C1 [U] the willingness to give a lot of time and energy to something because it is important: He has always shown great dedication to the cause. She thanked the staff for their dedication and enthusiasm.
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dedication noun (OF BOOK, ETC.)

[C] a statement that says in whose honour something has been written, made, performed, etc.: The dedication at the front of the book read "For my Father".

dedication noun (OF BUILDING)

[C] a ceremony in which a building, especially a religious building, is opened for use and its purpose is stated
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