pneumatic

[ noo-mat-ik, nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF pneumatic
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PNEUMATIC

Regulators, Dynamometers, Pneumatic and Hydraulic machinery.

It is proposed to transport passengers by means of the pneumatic tunnel.

There was a sharp, distinct snap of a pneumatic pistol, and the thud of a bullet.

In 1772 he published his first paper on Pneumatic Chemistry.

He made a kind of pneumatic engine, by which he guessed the elasticity of the air.

This was done, as stated above, partly by hand and partly by pneumatic tools.

When this method is not sufficient, a pneumatic system is employed.

A pneumatic lift hove them upward to the outer rooms of Salome's suite.

It is claimed that it could be sent by pneumatic tube at a cost of 3d.

When a pneumatic tube is once down it is good for a generation at least.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin pneumaticus "of the wind, belonging to the air," from Greek pneumatikos "of wind or air" (which is attested mainly as "of spirit, spiritual"), from pneuma (genitive pneumatos) "the wind," also "breath" (see pneuma). Earlier was pneumatical (c.1600).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PNEUMATIC

hydraulic

adjectivemoved by fluid under pressure
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