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Dewey decimal classification


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dewey decimal classification 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 number
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In literature:

There are two classification systems worthy of consideration, the Dewey, or decimal, and the Cutter, or expansive.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana