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decimal system of classification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n decimal system of 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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Usage

In literature:

Dewey, or Decimal system of classification, 79, 81-83.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
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