decimal classification


decimal classification
noun
: a system of classifying library books and other material whereby the main classes and subclasses are designated by a number composed of three digits and further subdivision is shown by numbers after a decimal point — called also Dewey classification; compare expansive classification, library of congress classification

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decimal classification see ↑Dewey decimal system
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Main Entry:decimal

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decimal classification,
a system of library classification using numbers and decimals, such as the Dewey decimal system.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • decimal classification — ☆ decimal classification n. a system of classifying books in libraries by the use of numbers with decimals * * * …   Universalium

  • decimal classification — ☆ decimal classification n. a system of classifying books in libraries by the use of numbers with decimals …   English World dictionary

  • decimal classification. — See Dewey decimal classification. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Decimal classification — Десятичная классификация …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 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

  • Universal Decimal Classification — Die Universelle Dezimalklassifikation (UDK, engl. UDC für Universal Decimal Classification) ist eine außerhalb des anglo amerikanischen Sprachraums verbreitete Klassifikation zur inhaltlichen Erschließung von Bibliotheksbeständen. Heute verwendet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Universal Decimal Classification — The Universal Decimal Classification is a system of library classification developed by the Belgian bibliographers Paul Otlet and Henri la Fontaine at the end of the 19th century. It is based on the Dewey Decimal Classification, but uses… …   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