[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. dedekind cut,
  2. dedekind, julius wilhelm richard,
  3. dedendum,
  4. dedham,
  5. dedicate,
  6. dedicatee,
  7. dedication,
  8. dedicative,
  9. dedicatory,
  10. dedifferentiate

Origin of dedicated

First recorded in 1590–1600; dedicate + -ed2

Related formsded·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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