the branch of physics that deals with the mechanical properties of air and other gases.
- Also called pneumodynamics.
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How to use pneumatics in a sentence
He commenced to experiment in electro-pneumatics in the year 1860, and early in 1861 communicated his discoveries to Mr. Barker.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Well, I must admit that you are rather too young to study pneumatics.Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] | Jacob Abbott
God himself, ignorant of pneumatics, believes the project possible, and confounds their language to prevent it.The Bible | John E. Remsburg
Does not the air pump, which you used in the experiments, on pneumatics, operate upon the same principles as the sucking pump?Conversations on Natural Philosophy, in which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained | Jane Haldimand Marcet and Thomas P. Jones
Boyle made the air-pump a means of advancing the science of pneumatics, and became the founder of experimental chymistry.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8) | John Richard Green
British Dictionary definitions for pneumatics
(functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the mechanical properties of gases, esp air: Also called: aerometry, pneumodynamics
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