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numerology

[noo-muh-rol-uh-jee, nyoo-]
noun
the study of numbers, as the figures designating the year of one's birth, to determine their supposed influence on one's life, future, etc.

Origin:
1910–15; < Latin numer(us) number + -o- + -logy

numerological [noo-mer-uh-loj-i-kuhl, nyoo-] , adjective
numerologist, noun
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numerology (ˌnjuːməˈrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of numbers, such as the figures in a birth date, and of their supposed influence on human affairs
 
numerological
 
adj
 
numer'ologist
 
n

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numerology
1911, "study of the occult meaning of numbers," a hybrid from L. numerus "number" + Gk. -logia, from logos "one who speaks (of a certain topic)." A correct formation would be arithmology, from Gk. arithmos "number."
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