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Dewey decimal systemnoun [U]

uk   /ˌdjuː.iˈdes.ɪ.məlˌsɪs.təm/  us   /ˌduː.i-/
a ​system of ​organizingbooks and ​magazines, etc. in ​libraries, by which a ​book is given three ​numbers for each ​mainsubject and another ​number or ​numbers, after a decimal point (= a ​smallsolidcircle) for ​itsplace within that ​subject
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