[noo-muh-tol-uh-jee, nyoo-]
  1. Theology.
    1. doctrine concerning the Holy Spirit.
    2. the belief in intermediary spirits between humans and God.
  2. the doctrine or theory of spiritual beings.
  3. Archaic. psychology.
  4. Obsolete. pneumatics.

Origin of pneumatology

First recorded in 1670–80; pneumato- + -logy
Related formspneu·mat·o·log·ic [noo-mat-l-oj-ik, nyoo-, noo-muh-tl-, nyoo-] /nʊˌmæt lˈɒdʒ ɪk, nyʊ-, ˌnu mə tl-, ˌnyu-/, pneu·ma·to·log·i·cal, adjectivepneu·ma·tol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for pneumatology


  1. the branch of theology concerned with the Holy Ghost and other spiritual beings
  2. an obsolete name for psychology (def. 1)
  3. an obsolete term for pneumatics
Derived Formspneumatological (ˌnjuːmətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepneumatologist, noun
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