arithmancy


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arithmancy

a form of divination involving numbers. Also called arithmomancy.
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numerology.
See also: Divination
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Noun1.arithmancy - divination by means of numbers
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
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We can see this preference for a scientific approach to magic in the courses taught at Hogwarts--the precise recipes used in the "subtle science and exact art" of Potions (Stone 136), the importance of proper pronunciation and correct wand-work in Transfigurations and Charms, the esoteric mathematical formulae in Hermione's favorite subject Arithmancy, the careful observation and map-labeling of Astronomy, all contrasted with the untrustworthy fuzziness of Divination.
Numerology affected science and the pseudosciences of alchemy, astrology, arithmancy, magic, divination, and the Black Arts.
They do not study Divination, Arithmancy or Defence Against The Dark Arts, favouring instead subjects like maths, English, languages, science and arts.