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numerology

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noun nu·mer·ol·o·gy \ˌnü-mə-ˈrä-lə-jē, ˌnyü-\

Definition of numerology

  1. :  the study of the occult significance of numbers

nu·mer·o·log·i·cal play \-mə-rə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
nu·mer·ol·o·gist play \-mə-ˈrä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of numerology

Latin numerus + English -o- + -logy


First Known Use: 1911


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