• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pneumatic of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas) "pneumatic drill","pneumatic tire"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.
    • n Pneumatic A vehicle, as a bicycle, the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tires.
    • Pneumatic Adapted for containing compressed air; inflated with air; as, a pneumatic cushion; a pneumatic tire, a tire formed of an annular tube of flexible fabric, as India rubber, suitable for being inflated with air.
    • Pneumatic Consisting of, or resembling, air; having the properties of an elastic fluid; gaseous; opposed to dense or solid. "The pneumatical substance being, in some bodies, the native spirit of the body."
    • Pneumatic (Biol) Fitted to contain air; Having cavities filled with air; as, pneumatic cells; pneumatic bones.
    • Pneumatic Moved or worked by pressure or flow of air; as, a pneumatic instrument; a pneumatic engine.
    • Pneumatic Of or pertaining to air, or to elastic fluids or their properties; pertaining to pneumatics; as, pneumatic experiments. "Pneumatical discoveries."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pneumatic Of or pertaining to air, or gases in general, or their properties; also, employing (compressed) air or other gas as a motive power, as, pneumatic experiments; a pneumatic engine. Pneumatic notes numerous instruments, machines, apparatus, etc., for experimenting on elastic fluids, or for working by means of the compression or exhaustion of air.
    • pneumatic Consisting of or resembling air; having the properties of an elastic fluid; gaseous.
    • pneumatic Moved or played by means of air: as, a pneumatic instrument of music.
    • pneumatic In zoology: Filled with air; fitted to receive or contain air; pneumatized, as the air-cells or the bones of birds
    • pneumatic Of or pertaining to the respiratory system of any animal
    • pneumatic A caisson within which compressed air excludes the water, permitting necessary operations to be carried on inside it.
    • n pneumatic In organ-building, one of the members of a pneumatic action, whether a bellows or a tube. See pneumatic action, above.
    • n pneumatic Same as pneumatology, 2, where see quotation.
    • pneumatic In theology, relating to the spirit or pneuma, as distinguished from both soul and body; spiritual. See soul and spirit.
    • n pneumatic An inflatable rubber tire.
    • n pneumatic A vehicle, as a bicycle, motor-cycle, or motorcar, lifted with inflatable rubber tires.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pneumatic nū-mat′ik relating to air: consisting of air: moved by air or wind
    • n Pneumatic (coll.) a bicycle fitted with pneumatic tires
    • n Pneumatic a medicine for lung diseases
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pneumaticus, Gr. , fr. , , wind, air, to blow, breathe; cf. OHG. fnehan,: cf. F. pneumatique,. Cf. Pneumonia


In literature:

On the side are two wings resembling Grecian Temples, one of which is a pneumatic post-office and the other a guard-house.
"Shepp's Photographs of the World" by James W. Shepp
The fowl had a charmingly realistic crow, operated by a pneumatic device upon which the baby had promptly learned to blow.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
At times he would distend himself with pneumatic vestments in the rococo vein.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
I have with me my own bath-tub and pneumatic mattress.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
In 1890 the pneumatic tire was first applied to road carriages.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
From our trenches came a sound like the beating of a hundred pneumatic hammers.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
It must not be supposed that the form in which Boehme's pneumatic realism worked itself out in detail was shaped entirely from within.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
These bridges were notable for their foundation on cast-iron cylinders, sunk pneumatically.
"The Engineering Contributions of Wendel Bollman" by Robert M. Vogel
The door clicked shut with a quiet, pneumatic whoosh, and the module began its ascent.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Where did you get that pneumatic process?
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman

In poetry:

Grishkin is nice: her
Russian eye is underlined for emphasis;
Uncorseted, her friendly bust
Gives promise of pneumatic bliss.
"Whispers Of Immortality" by T S Eliot

In news:

Leggett & Platt acquires Western Pneumatic Tube .
Has completed its purchase of Western Pneumatic Tube Holding LLC, Kirkland, Wash.
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Boosting Energy Efficiency With Pneumatics Optimization.
I never learned about pneumatic devices in college, and I never used them in any type of equipment.
The SP400 and SP500 smart, digital positioners consume approximately 1% of the air of a traditional electro-pneumatic positioner .
Sep 13, 2009 Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
A pneumatic mechanism lowers and raises the washer at the beginning and end of cleaning cycles.
Sensor Technologies to Detect Pneumatic Cylinder Position and other white papers at Electronic Products.
Same-day shipping for miniature pneumatic products.
Oct 17, 2007 Bruc Weibusch Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
Oct 22, 2010 Mary C. Gannon Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
For over 30 years, I have looked forward to getting the new edition of Hydraulics & Pneumatics and reading through it.
Hydraulics & Pneumatics offers fluid power advertisers many ways to grow their business.

In science:

The camera, mounted on a pneumatic table to avoid vibrations, was cooled down to its nominal cryogenic temperature of 70 mK and electromagnetically shielded to avoid magnetic field interferences in the MKIDs as well as spill-over radiation from the laboratory floor and walls.
Electronics and data acquisition demonstrator for a kinetic inductance camera
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Origin of postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Pneumaticity, neck length, and body size in sauropods.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs