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.

1590–1600; dedicate + -ed2

dedicatedly, adverb
nondedicated, adjective
self-dedicated, adjective
undedicated, adjective Unabridged
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dedicated (ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪtɪd)
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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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from L. dedicatus, pp. of dedicare "consecrate, proclaim, affirm," from de- "away" + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Dedicated "devoted to one's aims or vocation" is first attested 1944.
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