Definitions of pneumatic

  1. of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas); "pneumatic drill"; "pneumatic tire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A vehicle, as a bicycle, the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tires. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Pertaining to, consisting of, containing, like, or moved by, air. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. 1. Relating to air or gas. 2. Relating to respiration. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  5. Pertaining to air. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  6. Pertaining to air or gas. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Pertaining to air or gas. pneumatical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Consisting of, like, or pertaining to air; moved by air; filled with air. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Of or relating to air, to breath, or to a gas; moved or played by means of air or wind; pert, to pneumatics. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Bones of birds penetrated by canals connected with the respiratory system. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  11. [Greek] Appl. bones of birds penetrated by canals connected with the respiratory system (zool.). na
  12. Alt. of Pneumatical mso.anu.edu.au
  13. Any hardware or mechanism, which is deisnged to be manipulated, powered and used through gas and air pressure. thelawdictionary.org
  14. -AL, n[=u]-mat'ik, -al, adj. relating to air: consisting of air: moved by air or wind.--n. (coll.) a bicycle fitted with pneumatic tires.--adv. PNEUMAT'ICALLY.--n.sing. PNEUMAT'ICS, the science which treats of air and other elastic fluids or gases.--adj. PNEUMATOLOG'ICAL.--ns. PNEUMATOL'OGIST, one versed in pneumatology; PNEUMATOL'OGY, the science of elastic fluids: pneumatics: the branch of philosophy which treats of spirits or mind: (theol.) the doctrine of the Holy Spirit; PNEUMATOM'ETER, PNEUMOM'ETER, an instrument for measuring the quantity of air inhaled into the lungs at a single inspiration.--adj. PNEUMOGAS'TRIC, pertaining to the lungs and the stomach.--n. PNEUM[=O]'NIA, inflammation of the tissues of the lungs--also PNEU'MON[=I]'TIS.--adj. PNEUMON'IC, pertaining to the lungs.--n. a medicine for lung diseases.--PNEUMATIC DESPATCH, a method of sending letters, telegrams, and small parcels through tubes by means of compressed air; PNEUMATIC RAILWAY, a railway along which the carriages are driven by compressed air; PNEUMATIC TROUGH, a trough of wood or iron, filled with water and used for collecting gases for experiment or examination; PNEUMATIC TIRE, a flexible air-inflated tube used as a tire on cycles, &c. [L.,--Gr. pneumatikos--pneum-a, -atos, wind, air--pnein, to blow, to breathe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Relating to pneuma, air or health. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  16. Of, acting by means of, wind or air; p. tire (inflated with air); p. dispatch, conveyance of parcels &c. along tubes by compression or exhaustion of air; p. trough (for collecting gases in jars over surface of water or mercury); containing, connected with, air-cavities esp. in bones of birds; spiritual; (n.) p. tire, cycle with such tires; (n. pl.) science of mechanical properties of air or other elastic fluids or gases. Hence pneumatically adv., pneumaticity n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Of, or pertaining to, air or respiration American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. Pertaining to gases, especially to air; pertaining to the respiratory system; pertaining to or subserving respiration or aeration. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.

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