- cutter number
- \\ˈkəd.ə(r)-, ˈkətə(r)-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized CEtymology: after Charles A. Cutter died 1903 American librarian: a combination of characters representing an author's surname, composed of the initial letter or the first letters followed by numbers (as M62 . Milne, M64 . Milton), chosen to make the numerical order of the symbols correspond to the alphabetical order of the names, and used to arrange books in the same class alphabetically by authors
* * */kut"euhr/, Library Science.a code combining decimal numbers with letters from an author's surname, used in an alphabetizing system.
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