Dixonian

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Dixon +‎ -ian. From the BBC drama series Dixon of Dock Green.

Adjective[edit]

Dixonian (not comparable)

  1. (UK) Pertaining to a traditional form of local policing, focused on officers walking the beat.
    • 2003, Frank Leishman and Paul Mason, Policing and the Media: Facts, Fictions and Factions, page 75
      This was as true in 1974 when Regan first appeared as it is to police dramas in the twenty-first century. Notwithstanding his abrasive, recusant stance, Regan still stood for many of the core Dixonian values championed twenty years earlier.
    • 2003, Peter Hitchens, A Brief History of Crime, page 99
      However, 'nuisance or anti-social behaviour' is a source of grave unhappiness to millions. It is also the very thing that the old Dixonian police force was very good at controlling, discouraging and preventing.
    • 2008, November 17, Ken Jones, Evidence to the Communities and Local Government Committee, page 61
      We have presented a model of policing to the public, a Dixonian model, which is oversimplified. It is about bobbies on the beat and their front police station counter.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Alfred Dixon, English mathematician

Adjective[edit]

Dixonian (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Of, relating to or formulated by Alfred Dixon.