Dewey Decimal (Classification) System
A numerical classification system of books employed by libraries.

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  • Dewey decimal classification system — /ˈdjui/ (say dyoohee) noun See decimal classification. Also, Dewey decimal system. {named after Melvil Dewey, 1851–1931, US librarian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dewey Decimal Classification — For the similar sounding base 12 numeral system, see Duodecimal. Dewey Decimal Classification, (also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a proprietary system of library classification developed by Melvil Dewey in 1876.[1] It has been greatly… …   Wikipedia

  • Dewey decimal classification — Trademark. a system of classifying books and other works into ten main classes of knowledge with further subdivision in these classes by use of the numbers of a decimal system: devised by Melvil Dewey, published in 1876, and used in many… …   Universalium

  • Dewey decimal classification — noun a system used by libraries to classify nonfictional publications into subject categories; the subject is indicated by a three digit numeral and further specification is given by numerals following a decimal point; publications are shelved by …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dewey Decimal Classification — Die Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) ist die verbreiteteste Klassifikation für die inhaltliche Erschließung von Bibliotheksbeständen weltweit und wird hauptsächlich im anglo amerikanischen Sprachraum eingesetzt. In den USA benutzen sie ungefähr …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dewey decimal classification — noun Etymology: Melvil Dewey Date: 1924 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dewey decimal classification — system of library classification of books according to their subjects (using 3 digit numbers and decimals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dewey decimal classification — noun an internationally applied decimal system of library classification which uses a three figure code from 000 to 999 to represent the major branches of knowledge, with finer classifications made by adding figures after a decimal point. Origin… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dewey decimal classification — Dew′ey dec′imal classifica tion lib trm a system of library classification using three digit numerals for major divisions and numerals following a decimal point for subdivisions: devised by Melvil Dewey Also called Dew′ey dec′imal sys tem …   From formal English to slang

  • Dewey decimal number — noun the number allocated in a library to a book, CD, DVD, ebook, etc., in the Dewey decimal classification system …   Australian English dictionary

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