[ ded-i-key-tid ]
/ ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪ tɪd /


wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal: a dedicated artist.
set apart or reserved for a specific use or purpose: We don't need a computer but a dedicated word processor.
(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

First recorded in 1590–1600; dedicate + -ed2


ded·i·cat·ed·ly, adverbnon·ded·i·cat·ed, adjectiveself-ded·i·cat·ed, adjectiveun·ded·i·cat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for non-dedicated

/ (ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪtɪd) /


devoted to a particular purpose or causea dedicated man
assigned or allocated to a particular project, function, etca dedicated transmission line; dedicated parking space
computing designed to fulfil one functiona dedicated microprocessor
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