Pneumatic vs Apneumatic - What's the difference?

pneumatic | apneumatic |

As adjectives the difference between pneumatic and apneumatic

is that pneumatic is neumatic while apneumatic is (rare) of or.

As a noun pneumatic

is tire (of an automobile).



Alternative forms

* pneumatick (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or resembling air or other gases
  • Of or relating to pneumatics
  • Powered by, or filled with compressed air
  • a pneumatic instrument or engine
  • (zoology) Having cavities filled with air
  • pneumatic cells or bones
  • Spiritual; of or relating to the pneuma
  • (of a woman) 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)


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



  • (rare) Of or .
  • References

    * “ Apneumatic, a.'']” listed on page 386 of volume I (A–B) of '''' [1st ed., 1885]
    ??Apneumatic''' () spirit.]?Of or pertaining to the non-existence of soul or spirit; non-spiritual.?[¶?'''1864 Brevior ''Two Worlds
    25 The apneumatic theory of Dr. Rogers. * “ apneumatic, a.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989