Definitions for "DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM"
A numbering system used to arrange books in the stacks, generally according to subject. ^AssetProxy("Dewey Decimal System Brochure");. The system is named for its inventor, the American librarian Melvil Dewey, 1851-1931. See Guide to the Dewey Decimal System.
a method to classify library items and keep them in order
a system used by libraries to classify nonfictional publications into subject categories; the subject is indicated by a three-digit numeral and further specification is given by numerals following a decimal point; publications are shelved by number