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Melvil Decimal System: 420

Wording: Language > English > English and Old English (Anglo-Saxon)

Dewmoji: ๐Ÿ’ฌ > ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง > ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

0
Information
174,113
โ„น๏ธ
1
Philosophy and Psychology
161,504
๐Ÿ’ญ
2
Religion
421,186
๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
3
Social Sciences
879,963
๐Ÿ‘ซ
4
Language
117,771
๐Ÿ’ฌ
5
Mathematics and Science
273,587
๐Ÿ”ฌ
6
Technology
638,580
๐Ÿ’ก
7
Arts and Recreation
650,093
๐ŸŽจ
8
Literature
863,222
๐Ÿ“š
9
Biography and History
549,410
๐Ÿ—ฟ
40
Language
8,518
๐Ÿ’ฌ
41
Linguistics
11,520
๐Ÿท
42
English
47,972
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
43
German
8,802
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
44
French
7,027
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
45
Italian
2,792
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
46
Spanish
8,358
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
47
Latin
1,921
๐Ÿ“œ
48
Greek
1,875
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
49
Other Languages
18,986
๐Ÿ—จ
420
English and Old English (Anglo-Saxon)
4,702
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
421
Writing system, phonology, phonetics of standard English
1,699
422
Etymology of standard English
665
423
Dictionaries of standard English
4,700
๐Ÿ“•
424
[Formerly "Synonyms; Homonyms"; No longer used]
90
๐Ÿคท
425
Grammar of standard English
1,538
426
[Formerly "Prosody"; No longer used]
66
๐Ÿคท
427
Historical and geographic variations, modern nongeographic variations of English
1,683
428
Standard English usage (Prescriptive linguistics)
32,664
๐Ÿšซ
429
Old English
165
แตน
420.0
English
45
420.1
Philosophy
139
420.2
Compends
43
420.3
9
420.4
Essays
36
420.5
Periodicals
28
420.6
Societies
1
420.7
Study and teaching
343
420.8
Collective works
32
420.9
English language--history
314
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Works under MDS 420

4,702 results. First 2,000 shown.

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Wording

1922 Edition
Modern language
Emoji

"Far Friends"

MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

MDSScheduleRatioCount
808.0Literature > By Topic > Anthologies and rhetoric > Rhetoric; Other Writing Instruction6.2174
808Literature > By Topic > Anthologies and rhetoric3.3274
372Social Sciences > Education > Primary education (Elementary education)3.1178
80XLiterature > By Topic2.9386
398Social Sciences > Customs, Etiquette, Folklore > Folklore2121

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Melvil stands for "Melvil Decimal System," named after Melvil Dewey, the famous librarian. Melvil Dewey invented his Dewey Decimal System in 1876, and early versions of his system are in the public domain.

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