Pneumatics



[noo-mat-iks, nyoo-] /nʊˈmæt ɪks, nyʊ-/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of physics that deals with the mechanical properties of air and other gases.
[noo-mat-ik, nyoo-] /nʊˈmæt ɪk, nyʊ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to air, gases, or wind.
2.
of or relating to .
3.
operated by air or by the pressure or exhaustion of air:
a pneumatic drill.
4.
filled with or containing compressed air, as a tire.
5.
equipped with pneumatic tires.
6.
Theology. of or relating to the spirit; spiritual.
7.
Zoology. containing air or air cavities.
noun
8.
a pneumatic tire.
9.
a vehicle having wheels with such tires.
/njʊˈmætɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of physics concerned with the mechanical properties of gases, esp air Also called aerometry, pneumodynamics
/njʊˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with air, gases, or wind Compare hydraulic
2.
(of a machine or device) operated by compressed air or by a vacuum: a pneumatic drill, pneumatic brakes
3.
containing compressed air: a pneumatic tyre
4.
of or concerned with pneumatics
5.
(theol)

6.
(of the bones of birds) containing air spaces which reduce their weight as an adaptation to flying
7.
(informal) (of a woman) well rounded, esp with a large bosom
noun
8.
short for pneumatic tyre
n.

1650s, from pneumatic. Also see -ics.
adj.

1650s, from Latin pneumaticus “of the wind, belonging to the air,” from Greek pneumatikos “of wind or air” (which is attested mainly as “of spirit, spiritual”), from pneuma (genitive pneumatos) “the wind,” also “breath” (see pneuma). Earlier was pneumatical (c.1600).

pneumatic pneu·mat·ic (nōō-māt’ĭk, nyōō-)
adj.

pneumatic
(n-māt’ĭk)

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