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Noun: dedication  ,de-du'key-shun
  1. Complete and wholehearted fidelity
     
  2. A ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
     
  3. A message that makes a pledge
    - commitment
     
  4. (photography) a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
    - inscription
     
  5. The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    "his long dedication to public service";
    - commitment, allegiance, loyalty

Derived forms: dedications

Type of: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, content, cooperation, faithfulness, fidelity, message, observance, subject matter, substance

Encyclopedia: Dedication, Feast of the