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|Type (indicator)||Description||Example (number and caption)|
|Built number (B)||Indicates a record for a number constructed according to add instructions stated or implied in the schedules or tables.||B 598.16 Flightless birds|
|Centered entry (C)||Represents a subject covered by a span of numbers. A centered entry is used to indicate and relate structurally a span of schedule numbers that together form a single concept. In add tables, a greater-than symbol (>) precedes a centered entry.||C 930-990 History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds|
|Table centered entry||Represents a subject covered by a span of numbers. A table centered entry is used to indicate and relate structurally a span of table numbers that together form a single concept.||C T2--4-T2--9 The modern world; extraterrestrial worlds|
|Manual entry (M)||Indicates a record for an entry in the DDC Manual.||M 361-365 Social problems and services|
|Number in square brackets [ ]||Indicates a number that has been discontinued or relocated, or an unassigned number.
Record instructs you not to use this number and provides a cross-reference to the correct class number.
511[.22] Intuitionistic mathematics
 Comparative religion
T5-- Persons of mixed ancestry with ethnic origins from more than one continent
|Number in parentheses ( )||Indicates a class number that is an optional alternative to the number usually assigned to a concept.||(921) Philosophers and psychologists|
|Footnoted caption (caption preceded by * or † and/or ‡)||Indicates that a record contains a reference to a footnote marked with that symbol.||*Administration of general forms of control
†Latin dramatic poetry and drama
|Caption followed by ellipses||Occurs only with some built numbers.
Indicates that the caption given is one of a series of Relative Index terms associated with that number.
|B 809.4 Essayists (literature), . . .|
|Number followed by ellipses||Indicates standard subdivisions and topics that use 0 instead of 1-9 to indicate their position in the hierarchy.||004.0 . . . Standard and special subdivisions|