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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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stylus

noun needle, pen, probe, pointer the stylus on a record player
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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
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stylus

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

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

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

(ˈstailəs) noun
a needle of a record player.
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References in periodicals archive ?
This one has a WTB 303 phono cartridge tonearm and a 30 mm, six kg full aluminium platter, with the platter mat carefully designed using a natural leather and acrylic combination to snuff out damp resonances and vibrations within the record.
The system includes a turntable and phono cartridge, PC- and Macintosh-compatible software, and a USB cable that connects the turntable directly to a computer.
Ortofon makes two standard-mount moving-magnet cartridges with the Fritz Geiger stylus: the Ortofon Super OM 40 Phono Cartridge ($350 price-controlled) and the Ortofon 540 MkII ($289 price-controlled).
For example, one would be supplying the speakers, another would supply the phono cartridge, and the third would be demonstrating the electronics or some cables.
Other equipment used in this review included an analog front-end of a Lyra Helikon phono cartridge mounted on a Wheaton Tri-Planar VI tonearm on a Basis Debut V turntable.
And, since Kevin and I currently use the same phono cartridge I have the benefit of hearing my LP in PCM digital as near to the original as possible for the format.