[doo-ee, dyoo-ee]
  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. Mel·vil [mel-vil] /ˈmɛl vɪl/, 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. 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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