any belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events

Numerology is the belief in a mystical divine connection between a number and certain incidents or events. It is also the study of the numerical value of the letters in words, names, and ideas. It is usually related to the paranormal, astrology, and divinatory arts.

Despite the long history of numerological ideas, the word "numerology" is not found in English before about 1907.[1]


  1. "Home : Oxford English Dictionary". Archived from the original on 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-01-15.