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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pneu·mat·ic /nʊˈmætɪk, njʊ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pneu·mat·ic /n(j)ʊˈmætɪk/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pneu·mat·ic n. A vehicle, as a bicycle, the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tires. [archaic]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pneu·mat·ic Pneu·mat·ic·al a.
 1. 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.   --Bacon.
 2. Of or pertaining to air, or to elastic fluids or their properties; pertaining to pneumatics; as, pneumatic experiments. Pneumatical discoveries.”
 3. Moved or worked by pressure or flow of air; as, a pneumatic instrument; a pneumatic engine.
 4. Biol. Fitted to contain air; Having cavities filled with air; as, pneumatic cells; pneumatic bones.
 5. 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 action, or  Pneumatic lever Mus., a contrivance for overcoming the resistance of the keys and other movable parts in an organ, by causing compressed air from the wind chest to move them.
 Pneumatic dispatch, a system of tubes, leading to various points, through which letters, packages, etc., are sent, by the flow and pressure of air.
 Pneumatic elevator, a hoisting machine worked by compressed air.
 Pneumatic pile, a tubular pile or cylinder of large diameter sunk by atmospheric pressure.
 Pneumatic pump, an air-exhausting or forcing pump.
 Pneumatic railway. See Atmospheric railway, under Atmospheric.
 Pneumatic syringe, a stout tube closed at one end, and provided with a piston, for showing that the heat produced by compressing a gas will ignite substances.
 Pneumatic trough, a trough, generally made of wood or sheet metal, having a perforated shelf, and used, when filled with water or mercury, for collecting gases in chemical operations.
 Pneumatic tube. See Pneumatic dispatch, above.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas);
            "pneumatic drill"; "pneumatic tire"