universal decimal classification

noun

: an expanded decimal classification widely used in Europe

called also Brussels classification

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of universal decimal classification was in 1929

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“Universal decimal classification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20decimal%20classification. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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