Definitions for pneumaticnʊˈmæt ɪk, nyʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pneu•mat•icnʊˈmæt ɪk, nyʊ-(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind.

    Category: Physics

  2. of or pertaining to pneumatics.

    Category: Physics

  3. operated by air or by the pressure or exhaustion of air:

    a pneumatic drill.

    Category: Physics

  4. filled with or containing compressed air, as a tire.

    Category: Physics

  5. of or pertaining to the spirit; spiritual.

    Category: Religion

  6. having lungs or air cavities.

    Category: Zoology

  7. (n.)a pneumatic tire.

Origin of pneumatic:

1650–60; < L pneumaticus < Gk pneumatikós pertaining to air or breath, spiritual =pneumat-, s. of pneûma (see pneuma ) +-ikos -ic

pneu•ma•tic•i•tyˌnu məˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌnyu-(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pneumatic(adj)

    of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)

    "pneumatic drill"; "pneumatic tire"

Wiktionary

  1. pneumatic(Noun)

    In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the highest type; a person focused on spiritual reality (the other two being hylic and psychic).

  2. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to air or other gases

  3. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to pneumatics

  4. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Powered by, or filled with compressed air

  5. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Having cavities filled with air

  6. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Spiritual; Of or relating to the pneuma

  7. pneumatic(Adjective)

    well-rounded; full-breasted; bouncy (especially during sex)

    "Every one says I'm awfully pneumatic," said Lenina reflectively, patting her own legs. - Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (chapter 6)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pneumatic(adj)

    alt. of Pneumatical

Freebase

  1. Pneumatic

    The pneumatics were, in gnosticism, the highest order of humans, the other two orders being psychics and hylics. A pneuma saw itself as escaping the doom of the material world via the secret knowledge. Outsiders could only know these secrets by joining a gnostic group. To be gnostic is to believe in three planes of existence: the pure unknown, the material world of coitus and comfort, and the pure spiritual realm of ascension or escape.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pneumatic(adjective)

filled with air

pneumatic tyres.

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