[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.
devoted to a particular purpose or cause: a dedicated man
assigned or allocated to a particular project, function, etc: a dedicated transmission line, dedicated parking space
(computing) designed to fulfil one function: a dedicated microprocessor
[dih-duhk-tiv] /dɪˈdʌk tɪv/ adjective 1. based on from accepted premises, as in deductive argument; deductive reasoning. /dɪˈdʌktɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to deduction: deductive reasoning adj. 1640s, from Latin deductivus, from deduct-, past participle stem of deducere “to deduce” (see deduce). Related: Deductively.
[dih-fek-tiv] /dɪˈfɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. having a or flaw; faulty; imperfect: a defective machine. 2. Psychology. characterized by subnormal intelligence or behavior. 3. Grammar. (of an inflected word or its inflection) lacking one or more of the inflected forms proper to most words of the same class in the language, as English must, which occurs […]
[dih-fen-siv] /dɪˈfɛn sɪv/ adjective 1. serving to defend; protective: defensive armament. 2. made or carried on for the purpose of resisting attack: defensive treaty; a defensive attitude. 3. of or relating to defense. 4. 5. excessively concerned with guarding against the real or imagined threat of criticism, injury to one’s ego, or exposure of one’s […]
[def-uh-nit] /ˈdɛf ə nɪt/ adjective 1. clearly or determined; not vague or general; fixed; precise; exact: a definite quantity; definite directions. 2. having fixed limits; bounded with precision: a definite area. 3. positive; certain; sure: It is definite that he will take the job. 4. ; limiting. 5. Botany. (of an inflorescence) determinate. /ˈdɛfɪnɪt/ adjective […]