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nu·mer·ol·o·gy

 (no͞o′mə-rŏl′ə-jē, nyo͞o′-)
n.
The study of the occult meanings of numbers and their supposed influence on human life.

[Latin numerus, number; see number + -logy.]

nu′mer·o·log′i·cal (-mər-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
nu′mer·ol′o·gist n.
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numerology

(ˌnjuːməˈrɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the study of numbers, such as the figures in a birth date, and of their supposed influence on human affairs
numerological adj
ˌnumerˈologist n
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nu•mer•ol•o•gy

(ˌnu məˈrɒl ə dʒi, ˌnyu-)

n.
the study of numbers, as the figures designating the year of one's birth, to determine their supernatural meaning.
[1910–15; < Latin numer(us) number]
nu`mer•o•log′i•cal (-mər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
nu`mer•ol′o•gist, n.
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numerology

a form of divination involving numbers. Also called arithmancy.
See also: Divination
a system of occultism based upon numbers. — numerologist, n.numerological, adj.
See also: Numbers
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numerology

1. A form of divination in which numbers are believed to exert an influence on our lives and personality. This is also called numeromancy or arithomancy.
2. A form of divination in which numbers are believed to exert an influence on every facet of our lives and personalities.
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Noun1.numerology - the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
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Translations

numerology

[ˌnjuːməˈrɒlɒdʒɪ] Nnumerología f
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