universal decimal classification

noun

Definition of universal decimal classification

: an expanded decimal classification widely used in Europe

called also Brussels classification

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First Known Use of universal decimal classification

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Universal decimal classification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20decimal%20classification. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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