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"dedicated" in British English

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dedicatedadjective

uk   /ˈded.ɪ.keɪ.tɪd/  us   /ˈded.ə.keɪ.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 particular purpose: a dedicated computer a dedicated sports channel

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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 Boy Scouts organization is dedicated to helping boys become moral 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 company designs 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 phone lines. dedicated funding On dedicated server networks, clients access resources 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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