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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. The next morning he gathered an armful of pieces of slate and began.
Over his left ear, he carried, after the fashion of a modern clerk, an instrument resembling the stylus of the ancients.
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There are mainly two types of instruments available to people, namely, digital pens and digital stylus. A digital pen is barely bigger than a stylus, supplies extra performance and features than the latter, and includes a digital eraser, digital camera, internal memory, and programmable buttons.
According to the patent filing, the stylus in question will have a capacitive nib, will be flexible and will include a dock for an earpiece, allowing the stylus to double up as a wireless Bluetooth device.
Most stylus pens for laptops often lack other use and just act like a substitute for using the mouse.
Infinix, TRANSSION Holdings online smartphone brand, has proven once again its commitment to bringing the most cuttingedge technology and stylishly designed mobile devices to consumers with the introduction of its latest device NOTE 5 Stylus.
LAHORE -- Infinix, TRANSSION Holdings online smartphone brand, has proven once again its commitment to bringing the most cutting-edge technology and stylishly designed mobile devices to consumers with the introduction of its latest device NOTE 5 Stylus. Partnering with Google, NOTE 5 Stylus is yet another Android One smartphone with intelligent software experience and is available on Goto from October 12th 2018 at a price of Rs 32,999.
Apple may go away from the direction Steve Jobs set the company on when theiPhone launched and he satirically asked "who wants a stylus?" A fresh leak suggests the new iPhone for 2018 could finally feature a touch sensitive stylus accessory.
KARACHI -- LG Electronics (LG) announced the new LG Q Stylus, the latest model in theexpandingQ series midrange smartphonesequipped with premium features.
Islamabad -- LG Electronics (LG), Friday, announced the new LG Q Stylus, the latest model in the expanding Q series midrange smartphones equipped with premium features.