numerology


numerology

noun

  1. 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.

noun

  1. the study of numbers, such as the figures in a birth date, and of their supposed influence on human affairs
n.

1911, “study of the occult meaning of numbers,” a hybrid from Latin numerus “a number” (see number (n.)) + Greek -logia (see -logy). A correct formation would be arithmology, from Greek arithmos “number.” Related: Numerological; numerologist.

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