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Dewey Decimal System

Can you guess the major categories used by the Dewey Decimal system?
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First submittedMay 9, 2016
Last updatedNovember 14, 2018
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Category
000
General works, Computer science and Information
100
Philosophy and psychology
200
Religion
300
Social sciences
400
Language
500
Pure Science
600
Technology
700
Arts & recreation
800
Literature
900
History & geography
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level 82
May 10, 2016
You accept "arts" and "geography" alone, but not "psychology".
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level ∞
May 10, 2016
Fixed!
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level 73
May 10, 2016
I always thought 900 was biographies
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level 70
May 10, 2016
biographies are a subsection of history, like fiction is a subsection of literature
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level 77
May 18, 2016
And like religion is a subsection of philosophy. Oh, wait...
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level 83
May 12, 2016
Consider accepting Natural Sciences for 500s?
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level 48
May 20, 2016
Can you accept "natural science" and "mathematics" for 500?
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level 62
May 25, 2016
Surely maths is too specific?
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level 67
Dec 14, 2017
Yes. Mathematics is 510-519, not even close to the entire 500's. You could argue "Math and science" should be acceptable, but just "math" is not correct.
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level 74
Jul 18, 2016
Surprised theology didn't work for religion.
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level ∞
Jul 19, 2016
Theology will work now
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level 55
Jul 18, 2016
Lucky guesses. I typed "science" and "pure science" was auto-filled. That made me think of social sciences and computer science.
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level 68
Jul 18, 2016
You couldn't accept something like computing or ICT could you?
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level ∞
Jul 19, 2016
Computing will work for 000 now
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level 77
Jul 18, 2016
Accept social studies for social sciences?
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level ∞
Jul 19, 2016
Okay
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level 56
Jul 18, 2016
wow can't believe I remembered the DDS. I guess volunteering in the school library came in handy.
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level 38
Jul 19, 2016
Music for 700's? please? Also, Applied Science for 600's? Since that is what Dewey called it himself.
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level ∞
Jul 20, 2016
Applied Science will work now
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level 67
Dec 14, 2017
Music is just the 780's. If that were accepted, it would only be fair to accept Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Sports, and Games as well.
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level 72
Aug 2, 2018
Could you just accept Google for all categories?
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level 67
Jan 4, 2019
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” - Neil Gaiman
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level 62
May 20, 2019
I can't believe I got them all. Though I do recall many school holidays spent in the library (Wellington Central Library) while my parents worked.
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level 61
May 20, 2019
Never heard of the dewey decimal system. Luckily I was on laptop for a change and saw the picture, so I figured it might be book genre. but it took me forever before I had a hit... tried horror detective suspense scifi, then science fiction gave me pure science ( another term that is new to me.) It took so long before I got some answers and they were few and far between. Managed to get 6 right in the end, literature wasnt one though haha
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level 77
May 23, 2019
Fiction is off in its own section and organized by author's name, not subject.