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"dedicated" in British English

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dedicatedadjective

uk   /ˈded.ɪ.keɪ.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/
C1 believing that something is very ​important and giving a lot of ​time and ​energy to it: a dedicated ​father/​teacher She's ​completely dedicated to her ​work. The ​Green Party is dedicated to ​protecting the ​environment.C2 designed to be used for one ​particularpurpose: a dedicated ​computer a dedicated ​sportschannel

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(Definition of dedicated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dedicated" in American English

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dedicatedadjective

 us   /ˈded·ɪˌkeɪt̬·ɪd/
believing that an ​activity or ​idea is ​important and giving a lot of ​energy and ​time to it: The ​BoyScoutsorganization is dedicated to ​helpingboysbecomemoral and ​productive adults.
(Definition of dedicated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dedicated" in Business English

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dedicatedadjective [only before noun]

uk   us   /ˈdedɪkeɪtɪd/
used only for one particular ​purpose or ​job: The ​companydesigns its own clothes and ​sources them directly from dedicated ​factories in China. They decided to ​spend £2,000 setting up each of the at-home ​operators, ​equipping them with ​PCs and dedicated ​phonelines. dedicated ​funding On dedicated ​servernetworks, ​clientsaccessresources by ​requesting them from a PC that ​functions only as a ​server.
(Definition of dedicated from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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