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Dewey decimal system

noun [U]     /ˌdjuː.iˈdes.ɪ.məlˌsɪs.təm/ US  /ˌduː.i-/
a system of organizing books and magazines , etc. in libraries , by which a book is given three numbers for each main subject and another number or numbers , after a decimal point (= a small solid circle ) for its place within that subject Lists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas
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