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numerology (s) (noun), numerologies (pl)
1. The study of digits, as the figures designating the year of a person's birth, to determine their supposed influence on his or her life, future, etc.: Shane's interest in numerology came about because he was influenced by his aunt who convinced him that she could predict his future.
2. The study of the occult meanings of numbers and their supposed influence on human life: Numerology is the study of the mystical or esoteric relationships between digital notations and the character or action of physical objects and living things.

The numerologies of divination were popular among early mathematicians; such as, Pythagoras, but they are no longer considered to be part of mathematics and so they are now regarded as a pseudoscience by most mathematicians.

The beliefs in numerology are similar to the historical development of astronomy which is separated from astrology; as well as, that of chemistry from alchemy.

The occult significance of numbers and their supposedly influence on human beings.
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The belief that numbers have special meanings of a spiritual nature, and can be used to predict the future.
The study of the occult or mystical meanings of numbers and their fortune-telling characteristics which are supposed to influence the lives of people. (1)