pneumatic


pneumatic
pneumatic 1650s, from L. pneumaticus "of the wind, belonging to the air," from Gk. pneumatikos, from pneuma (gen. pneumatos) "wind," also "breath," from pnein "to blow, to breathe," from PIE root *pneu- "to breathe," of imitative origin.

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  • Pneumatic — Pneu*mat ic, Pneumatical Pneu*mat ic*al, a. [L. pneumaticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, wind, air, ? to blow, breathe; cf. OHG. fnehan: cf. F. pneumatique. Cf. {Pneumonia}.] 1. Consisting of, or resembling, air; having the properties of an elastic fluid;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pneumatic — PNEUMÁTIC, Ă, pneumatici, ce, adj., s.f. 1. adj. (Despre maşini, aparate, utilaje etc.) Care funcţionează cu aer comprimat. ♦ Care este folosit la comprimarea sau la deplasarea aerului. 2. s.f. Parte a fizicii care studiază proprietăţile aerului… …   Dicționar Român

  • pneumatic — [no͞o mat′ik, nyo͞omat′ik] adj. [L pneumaticus < Gr pneumatikos < pneuma, breath: see PNEUMA] 1. of or containing wind, air, or gases 2. a) filled with compressed air [pneumatic tire] b) worked by compressed air [pneumatic drill] …   English World dictionary

  • Pneumatic — Pneu*mat ic, n. A vehicle, as a bicycle, the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tires. [archaic] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pneumatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ containing or operated by air or gas under pressure. DERIVATIVES pneumatically adverb. ORIGIN Greek pneumatikos, from pneuma wind …   English terms dictionary

  • pneumatic — [[t]njuːmæ̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A pneumatic drill is operated by air under pressure and is very powerful. Pneumatic drills are often used for digging up roads. ...the sound of a pneumatic drill hammering away. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Pneumatic means… …   English dictionary

  • pneumatic — pneumatically, adv. pneumaticity /nooh meuh tis i tee, nyooh /, n. /noo mat ik, nyoo /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind. 2. of or pertaining to pneumatics. 3. operated by air or by the pressure or exhaustion of air: a pneumatic… …   Universalium

  • pneumatic — pneu|mat|ic [nju:ˈmætık US nu ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: pneumaticus, from Greek, from pneuma air, breath, spirit ] 1.) technical filled with air ▪ pneumatic tyres 2.) worked by air pressure ▪ a pneumatic pump …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pneumatic — pneu|mat|ic [ nu mætık ] adjective filled with COMPRESSED air or gas: pneumatic tires a. a pneumatic tool or piece of equipment works using COMPRESSED air …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pneumatic — adjective 1 technical filled with air: pneumatic tyres 2 worked by air pressure: a pneumatic pump pneumatically adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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