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Melvil Decimal System: 402.1

Wording: Language > Language > Miscellany > Not set

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Information
183,829
ℹī¸
1
Philosophy and Psychology
172,351
💭
2
Religion
443,755
🙏đŸŊ
3
Social Sciences
952,115
đŸ‘Ģ
4
Language
123,707
đŸ’Ŧ
5
Mathematics and Science
297,296
đŸ”Ŧ
6
Technology
692,375
💡
7
Arts and Recreation
669,452
🎨
8
Literature
891,726
📚
9
Biography and History
567,666
đŸ—ŋ
40
Language
9,189
đŸ’Ŧ
41
Linguistics
13,354
🏷
42
English
48,914
đŸ‡Ŧ🇧
43
German
9,336
🇩đŸ‡Ē
44
French
7,358
đŸ‡Ģ🇷
45
Italian
2,903
🇮🇹
46
Spanish
8,805
đŸ‡Ē🇸
47
Latin
2,015
📜
48
Greek
1,973
đŸ‡Ŧ🇷
49
Other Languages
19,860
🗨
400
Language
1,799
đŸ’Ŧ
401
Philosophy and theory; international languages
4,918
402
Miscellany
272
403
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances
305
📕
404
Special topics of language
396
🤓
405
Serial publications
101
406
Organizations and management
42
407
Education, research, related topics
689
408
Groups of people
305
409
Geographic treatment and biography
362
402.0
8
402.1
24
402.2
4
402.3
69
402.4
2
402.5402.6
1
402.7402.8
4
402.9
402.10402.11402.12
17
402.13402.14402.15402.16402.17402.18402.19

Wording

1922 Edition
Modern language
Emoji

"Far Friends"

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

None

What is MDS?

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.

More recent editions of his system are in copyright, and the name "Dewey," "Dewey Decimal," "Dewey Decimal Classification" and "DDC" are registered trademarked by OCLC, who publish periodic revisions.

LibraryThing's MDS system is based on the classification work of libraries around the world, whose assignments are not copyrightable. MDS "scheduldes" (the words that describe the numbers) are user-added, and based on public domain editions of the system.

The Melvil Decimal System is NOT the Dewey Decimal System of today. Wordings, which are entered by members, can only come from public domain sources. The base system is the Free Decimal System, a public domain classification created by John Mark Ockerbloom. Where useful or necessary, wording comes from the 1922 edition of the Dewey Decimal System. Language and concepts may be changed to fit modern tastes, or to better describe books cataloged. Wordings may not come from in-copyright sources.

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