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dedicated

[ded-i-key-tid] /ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal:
a dedicated artist.
2.
set apart or reserved for a specific use or purpose:
We don't need a computer but a dedicated word processor.
3.
(of machine parts, electrical components, hardware, etc.) made or designed to interconnect exclusively with one model or a limited range of models in a manufacturer's line:
The new tractors use only high-priced dedicated accessories.
Origin of dedicated
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; dedicate + -ed2
Related forms
dedicatedly, adverb
nondedicated, adjective
self-dedicated, adjective
undedicated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dedicatedly

dedicated

/ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
devoted to a particular purpose or cause: a dedicated man
2.
assigned or allocated to a particular project, function, etc: a dedicated transmission line, dedicated parking space
3.
(computing) designed to fulfil one function: a dedicated microprocessor
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