pneumatic

[ noo-mat-ik, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈmæt ɪk, nyʊ- /

adjective

noun

a pneumatic tire.
a vehicle having wheels with such tires.

Origin of pneumatic

1650–60; < Latin pneumaticus < Greek pneumatikós pertaining to air, breath or wind, spiritual, equivalent to pneumat- (stem of pneûma; see pneuma) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumatic

pneumatic

/ (njʊˈmætɪk) /

adjective


noun

short for pneumatic tyre
Derived Formspneumatically, adverb

Word Origin for pneumatic

C17: from Late Latin pneumaticus of air or wind, from Greek pneumatikos of air or breath, from pneuma
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Medicine definitions for pneumatic

pneumatic

[ nōō-mătĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to air or other gases.
Relating to respiration.
Relating to a structure that is filled with air.

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Science definitions for pneumatic

pneumatic

[ nōō-mătĭk ]

Relating to gases, especially air.
Filled with or operated by compressed air. Pneumatic machines often involve the transmission of force through air pressure in pipes or tubes. See also hydraulic.

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