Dewey decimal classification (DDC)

Dewey decimal classification (DDC),

Definition of Dewey decimal classification (DDC):

  1. Knowledge classification scheme in which subjects are divided into ten main classes (numbered 000 to 999) and subdivisions within a particular subject are indicated by decimals. Used in the libraries for creating call numbers for books and other material (for their systematic cataloging and shelving), it was invented in the 19th century by the US librarian Melville Dewey (1851-1931). See also cutter number and library of congress classification.

  2. 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, and allows finer classification to be made by the addition of further figures after a decimal point.

How to use Dewey decimal classification (DDC) in a sentence?

  1. Based on such an analysis, Orom has been able to discern a dominant view in, for example, the Library of Congress and Dewey decimal classifications.

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