decimal classification

noun

Definition of decimal classification

: a system of classifying library books and other material whereby the main classes and subclasses are designated by a number composed of three digits and further subdivision is shown by numbers after a decimal point

called also Dewey classification

— compare expansive classification, library of congress classification

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“Decimal classification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decimal%20classification. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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