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English noun: Dewey

1. Dewey (person) United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)

SynonymsMelvil Dewey, Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey

Instance hypernymbibliothec, librarian

2. Dewey (person) a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War

SynonymsAdmiral Dewey, George Dewey

Instance hypernymnaval officer

3. Dewey (person) United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)

SynonymsJohn Dewey

Instance hypernymeducator, pedagog, pedagogue, philosopher

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