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      n   John. 1859--1952, U.S. pragmatist philosopher and educator: an exponent of progressivism in education, he formulated an instrumentalist theory of learning through experience. His works include The School and Society (1899), Democracy and Education (1916), and Logic: the Theory of Inquiry (1938)  

Dewey Decimal System  
      n   a frequently used system of library book classification and arrangement with ten main subject classes,   (Also called)    decimal classification     (Abbrev.)    DDS  
     (C19: named after Melvil Dewey (1851--1931), US educator who invented the system)  
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