Dewey definition by Webster's New World
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- Dewey, George 1837-1917; U.S. admiral in the Spanish-American War
- Dewey, John 1859-1952; U.S. philosopher & educator: exponent of pragmatism
- Dewey, Melvil (born Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey) 1851-1931; U.S. librarian & educator: originator of a system () for book classification in libraries, using three-digit numbers, further extended beyond a decimal point for subclasses
Dewey definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, George 1837-1917.
American naval officer known for his victory at Manila Bay (May 1, 1898) in the Spanish-American War.
, John 1859-1952.
American philosopher and educator who was a leading exponent of philosophical pragmatism and rejected traditional methods of teaching by rote in favor of a broad-based system of practical experience.
, Melvil 1851-1931.
American librarian and founder of the decimal system of classification (1876).
, Thomas Edmund 1902-1971.
American politician who was the Republican nominee for President in 1944 and 1948. In the latter election he was unexpectedly beaten by Harry S. Truman's whistle-stop campaign.