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arithmomania

noun

a passion for numbers, counting; compulsive counting

Word Origin

Greek arithmos 'number'

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n.

"compulsive desire to count objects and make calculations," 1890, from French arithmomanie, from Greek arithmos "number, counting, amount" (see arithmetic) + French -manie (see mania). Related: Arithmomaniac.

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