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Melvil Decimal System: 803

Wording: Literature > By Topic > Dictionaries And Encyclopedias

Dewmoji: 📚 > 📚 > 📕

0
Information
195,291
ℹ️
1
Philosophy and Psychology
181,886
💭
2
Religion
459,268
🙏🏽
3
Social Sciences
1,012,288
👫
4
Language
129,832
💬
5
Mathematics and Science
321,836
🔬
6
Technology
748,891
💡
7
Arts and Recreation
692,253
🎨
8
Literature
923,945
📚
9
Biography and History
588,112
🗿
80
By Topic
74,997
📚
81
American And Canadian
416,654
🍁
82
English
213,219
🇬🇧
83
German
66,867
🇩🇪
84
French
52,087
🇫🇷
85
Italian
22,079
🇮🇹
86
Spanish And Portuguese
31,270
🇪🇸
87
Latin
5,332
📜
88
Greek and other Classical languages
7,550
🇬🇷
89
Other Languages
33,890
🗨
800
Literature
4,191
801
Literary Theory
3,615
☁️
802
Literary Compendia and Outlines
192
803
Dictionaries And Encyclopedias
286
📕
804
Essays
201
📄
805
Periodicals
225
📰
806
Literature — Societies, etc.
44
807
Education And Research
622
🎓
808
Anthologies and rhetoric
44,179
🔊
809
History and criticism of three or more literatures
21,442
803.0
1
803.1803.2
3
803.3
2
803.4
1
803.5
5
803.6
2
803.7803.8803.9
12

Works under MDS 803

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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
4XXLanguage4.3116

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