Dewey

Dewey

[doo-ee, dyoo-ee]
noun
1.
George, 1837–1917, U.S. admiral: defeated Spanish fleet in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
2.
John, 1859–1952, U.S. philosopher and educator.
3.
Melvil [mel-vil] , (Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey) 1851–1931, U.S. educator, administrator, and innovator in the field of library science.
4.
Thomas E(dmund) 1902–71, U.S. lawyer and political leader.
5.
a male given name, form of David.
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Dewey (ˈdjuːɪ)
 
n
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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