numerology

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

noun

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.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of numerology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM numerology

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
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British Dictionary definitions for numerology

numerology
/ (ˌnjuːməˈrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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

Derived forms of numerology

numerological (ˌnjuːmərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivenumerologist, noun
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