[ noo-muh-rol-uh-jee, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu məˈrɒl ə dʒi, ˌnyu- /


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.

Origin of numerology

1910–15; < Latin numer(us) number + -o- + -logy

Related forms

nu·mer·o·log·i·cal [noo-mer-uh-loj-i-kuh l, nyoo-] /ˌnu mər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnyu-/, adjectivenu·mer·ol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for numerologists


/ (ˌnjuːməˈrɒlədʒɪ) /


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

Derived Forms

numerological (ˌnjuːmərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivenumerologist, noun
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