Stylus meaning

stīləs
A pointed instrument used as an input device on a pressure-sensitive screen.
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A sharp, pointed instrument used for writing, marking, or engraving.
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A phonograph needle.
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A sharp, pointed tool used for cutting the jagged grooves that record sound on a phonograph record.
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A style or other needlelike marking device.
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Any of various pointed tools, as one used for marking mimeograph stencils or one used in Braille embossing.
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A hand-held, pen-shaped device used to draw lines, to select keys and icons, etc. on the display of a touch screen.
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(1) A pen-shaped instrument that absorbs current and is used with the capacitive touchscreens on smartphones and tablets. The correct plural word for stylus is "styli", pronounced "sty-lie;" however, most people say "styluses." See Surface Pen, Apple Pencil, stylus pen and touchscreen.
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A sharp stick used in ancient times for writing in clay tablets or other surfaces; a sharp tool for engraving.
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A small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch sensitive screen of an electronic gadget.
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A tool for making small dots on a piece of heavy paper, used to produce Braille writing for the blind by hand.
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Origin of stylus

  • Latin alteration (influenced by Greek stūlos pillar) of stilus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin stylus, alternative spelling of stilus. Unrelated to Ancient Greek στῦλος (stulos, “pillar").

    From Wiktionary