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Dew·ey(do͞o′ē, dyo͞o′ē), George 1837-1917.
American naval officer known for his victory at Manila Bay (May 1, 1898) in the Spanish-American War.
Dewey, 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.
Dewey, Melvil 1851-1931.
American librarian and founder of the decimal system of classification (1876).
Dewey, 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.
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(Biography) John. 1859–1952, US 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)
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Dew•ey(ˈdu i, ˈdyu i)
1. George, 1837–1917, U.S. admiral during the Spanish-American War.
2. John, 1859–1952, U.S. philosopher and educator.
3. Mel•vil (ˈmɛl vɪl) (Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey), 1851–1931, U.S. educator and innovator in library science.
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|Noun||1.||Dewey - United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)|
|2.||Dewey - a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War|
|3.||Dewey - United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)|
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