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

numerological

play \ˌnü-mə-rə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌnyü-\ adjective

numerologist

play \ˌnü-mə-ˈrä-lə-jist, ˌnyü-\ noun

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As an element of astrology and fortune-telling, numerology has long been employed to predict future events. For many early Christians, 3 represented the Trinity, 6 represented earthly perfection, and 7 represented heavenly perfection; and still today, many of us like to group things into sets of 3 or 7, for no particular reason. Numerology has also been used to interpret personality; in particular, numerologists may assign numbers to each letter of a person's name and use the resulting figures, along with the person's date of birth, as a guide to his or her character.

Origin and Etymology of numerology

Latin numerus + English -o- + -logy


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