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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.
References in classic literature ?
The same evening, when the flock was safe at the farm, the little Luigi hastened to the smith at Palestrina, took a large nail, heated and sharpened it, and formed a sort of stylus.
Over his left ear, he carried, after the fashion of a modern clerk, an instrument resembling the stylus of the ancients.
Apple could release an iPhone with a stylus as early as 2019, according to (http://www.
New Delhi, March 23 -- LG has silently introduced Stylus 3, its stylus equipped mid-range smartphone in India.
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) marked a technological and market breakthrough with the of the the USI 1.
BIC 4-COLOR STYLUS, PEN: BIC Consumer Products USA has expanded its 4-Color portfolio with the BIC 4-Color Stylus and Pen.
LG Electronics Saudi Arabia has announced the launching of the LG G3 Stylus in the Saudi market, a new pen-enabled smartphone that inherits the core DNA of the acclaimed LG G3, the LG G3 Stylus made to create impression on users with its large display, stylus pen and LG's proprietary camera UX features all in a smartly-priced package.
The company will showcase its three new stylish pen devices, namely Intuos Creative Stylus 2, Bamboo Stylus 3rd Generation, and Bamboo Stylus fineline, and their respective feature which offer high comfort and precise control in terms of sketching, taking notes, and capturing ideas digitally.
Aiming to bring a premium Stylus experience to emerging markets, LG Electronics (LG) today announced the global rollout of the LG G3 Stylus, a new pen-enabled smartphone that inherits the core DNA of the acclaimed LG G3.
Unfortunately, using fingers or conventional fat tipped stylus offers little scope for drawing the finer details.
The Bamboo Stylus solo is for touchscreen devices that has a protective cap added in the latest version, said a statement.
With the emergence of a different kind of tablet recently, they've now got on board with this stylus that's compatible with iPad's capacitive touchscreen.