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sty·lus

 (stī′ləs)
n. pl. sty·lus·es or sty·li (-lī)
1. A sharp, pointed instrument used for writing, marking, or engraving.
2. Computers A pointed instrument used as an input device on a pressure-sensitive screen.
3. A phonograph needle.
4. A sharp, pointed tool used for cutting the jagged grooves that record sound on a phonograph record.

[Latin, alteration (influenced by Greek stūlos, pillar) of stilus.]

stylus

(ˈstaɪləs)
n, pl -li (-laɪ) or -luses
1. (Art Terms) Also called: style a pointed instrument for engraving, drawing, or writing
2. (Art Terms) a tool used in ancient times for writing on wax tablets, which was pointed at one end and blunt at the other for erasing mistakes
3. (Electronics) a device attached to the cartridge in the pick-up arm of a record player that rests in the groove in the record, transmitting the vibrations to the sensing device in the cartridge. It consists of or is tipped with a hard material, such as diamond or sapphire
[C18: from Latin, variant of stilus writing implement; see style]
ˈstylar adj

sty•lus

(ˈstaɪ ləs)

n., pl. -li (-lī), -lus•es.
1. a pointed instrument used by the ancients for writing on wax tablets.
2. any of various pointed, pen-shaped instruments used in drawing, artwork, etc.
3. a needle for reproducing the sounds of a phonograph record.
4. any of various pointed wedges used to punch holes in paper or other material, as in writing Braille.
5. any of various pens for tracing a line automatically, as on a recording seismograph or electrocardiograph.
Also, style (for defs. 1,2).
[1720–30; < Latin: sp. variant of stilus stake, pointed writing instrument; sp. with -y- by association with Greek stŷlos column]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stylus - a sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record playerstylus - a sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player
cartridge, pickup - an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
diamond point - a very hard small point made from a diamond
phonograph needle, needle - a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
2.stylus - a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation

stylus

noun needle, pen, probe, pointer the stylus on a record player
Translations
إبْرَة تَسْجيل الصَّوْت
jehla
grammofonnål
neula
gramofontűíróvesszőlejátszótû
nál
patefono adata
adata

stylus

[ˈstaɪləs] N (styluses or styli (pl)) (= pen) → estilo m; [of record-player] → aguja f

stylus

[ˈstaɪləs] [styli or styluses] (pl) n [record player] → pointe f de lecture

stylus

n
pl <styli> (on record player) → Nadel f
(= writing instrument)Griffel m, → Stilus m (Hist)
(Comput: for PDAs etc) → (Eingabe)stift m

stylus

[ˈstaɪləs] n (styli (pl)) (of record player) → puntina; (pen) → stilo

stylus

(ˈstailəs) noun
a needle of a record player.
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