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- n. The practice of adding up the numerical values of the letters in a word to form a single number.
From Koine Greek ἰσοψηφία (isopsēphia), from ἴσος (isos, "equal") and ψῆφος (psēphos, "pebble"). The early Greeks used pebbles arranged in patterns to learn arithmetic and geometry. (Wiktionary)
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