Meaning of “dedicated” in the English Dictionary

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"dedicated" in British English

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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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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 /ˈdedɪkeɪtɪd/ us

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)