Dewey decimal classification

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Dew·​ey decimal classification | \ ˈdü-ē- How to pronounce Dewey decimal classification (audio) also ˈdyü- \

Definition of Dewey decimal classification

: a system of classifying books and other publications whereby main classes are designated by a 3-digit number and subdivisions are shown by numbers after a decimal point

called also Dewey decimal system

First Known Use of Dewey decimal classification

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dewey decimal classification

Melvil Dewey

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“Dewey decimal classification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dewey%20decimal%20classification. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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