pneumatology

[ noo-muh-tol-uh-jee, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu məˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌnyu- /
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noun

Theology.
  1. doctrine concerning the Holy Spirit.
  2. the belief in intermediary spirits between humans and God.
the doctrine or theory of spiritual beings.
Archaic. psychology.
Obsolete. pneumatics.

Nearby words

  1. pneumato-,
  2. pneumatocardia,
  3. pneumatocele,
  4. pneumatocyst,
  5. pneumatograph,
  6. pneumatolysis,
  7. pneumatometer,
  8. pneumatophore,
  9. pneumatorrhachis,
  10. pneumatosis

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

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British Dictionary definitions for pneumatology

pneumatology

/ (ˌnjuːməˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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

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