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Meaning of "stylus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STYLUS

From Latin, variant of stilus writing implement.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STYLUS

stylus  [ˈstaɪləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STYLUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stylus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES STYLUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

stylus

Stylus

A stylus is a writing utensil, or a small tool for some other form of marking or shaping, for example in pottery. It can also be a computer accessory that is used to assist in navigating or providing more precision when using touchscreens. It usually refers to a narrow elongated staff, similar to a modern ballpoint pen. Many styluses are heavily curved to be held more easily. Another widely used writing tool is the stylus used by blind users in conjunction with the slate for punching out the dots in Braille. Styluses were first used by the ancient Mesopotamians in order to write in cuneiform. Egyptians and the Minoans of Crete made styluses in various materials: reeds that grew on the sides of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and in marshes and down to Egypt where the Egyptians used styluses from sliced reeds with sharp points; bone and metal styluses were also used. Cuneiform was entirely based on the "wedge-shaped" mark that the end of a cut reed made when pushed into a clay tablet; from Latin cuneus = wedge.

Definition of stylus in the English dictionary

The first definition of stylus in the dictionary is Also called: style. a pointed instrument for engraving, drawing, or writing. Other definition of stylus is 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. Stylus is also 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STYLUS


Angelus
ˈændʒɪləs
aspergillus
ˌæspəˈdʒɪləs
bacillus
bəˈsɪləs
chylous
ˈkaɪləs
enantiostylous
ɛnˌæntɪəʊˈstaɪləs
eyeless
ˈaɪləs
heterostylous
ˌhetərəʊˈstaɪləs
hilus
ˈhaɪləs
killas
ˈkɪləs
lactobacillus
ˌlæktəʊbəˈsɪləs
malus
ˈmeɪləs
monostylous
ˌmɒnəʊˈstaɪləs
nautilus
ˈnɔːtɪləs
perilous
ˈpɛrɪləs
pilous
ˈpaɪləs
pilus
ˈpaɪləs
sighless
ˈsaɪləs
talus
ˈteɪləs
Theophilus
θɪˈɒfɪləs
tieless
ˈtaɪləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STYLUS

stylobate
stylograph
stylographic
stylographical
stylographically
stylography
styloid
stylolite
stylolitic
stylometry
stylopes
stylophone
stylopise
stylopize
stylopodia
stylopodium
stylops
stylostixes
stylostixis
styme

WORDS THAT END LIKE STYLUS

Aeschylus
bolus
calculus
corylus
cumulus
dactylus
gallus
hectocotylus
homunculus
hydrocephalus
Marcellus
modulus
oculus
phallus
plus
Romulus
solus
stimulus
surplus
Tellus

Synonyms and antonyms of stylus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STYLUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stylus» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stylus
needle · pen · pointer · probe

Translation of «stylus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STYLUS

Find out the translation of stylus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stylus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stylus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

手写笔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

stylus
570 millions of speakers

English

stylus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेखनी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القلم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стилус
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

stylus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেখনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

style
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Stylus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Griffel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タッチペン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스타일러스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Stylus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bút stylus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுத்தாணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिक - अपची पिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pikap iğnesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stilo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rysik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стилус
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stylus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραφίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stylus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stylus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stylus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stylus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STYLUS»

The term «stylus» is very widely used and occupies the 12.436 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STYLUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stylus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STYLUS»

Discover the use of stylus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stylus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the ...
Leo Perdue here argues from a sociohistorical approach that the proper understanding of ancient wisdom literature requires one to move out of the realm of philosophical idealism into the flesh and blood of human history.
Leo G. Perdue, 2008
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The stylus phantasticus and free keyboard music of the North ...
The concept of stylus phantasticus (or fantastic style) as it was expressed in free keyboard music of the north German Baroque forms the focus of this book.
Paul Collins, 2005
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Ableton Live 6 Tips and Tricks
Martin Delaney. Stylus RMX output selection be drag'n'dropped straight into a Live set, and treated exactly like regular AIFs. If you install anything like Logic or Soundtrack Pro, you'll end up with thousands of these things.
Martin Delaney, 2007
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Pro Tools for Music Production: Recording, Editing and Mixing
Choose a MIDI track in Pro Tools, or insert one if necessary, and set up a corresponding Audio track with a Stylus RTAS plug-in inserted so that you can monitor the audio output from Stylus. Set the output of the MIDI track to play Stylus, and ...
Mike Collins, 2004
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Bioengineering of the Skin: Skin Imaging and Analysis, ...
s.l' Surface profiles can be measured using one of two probes-a light beam or a mechanical stylus.10 2.1 MECHANICAL PROFILING Mechanical instruments have often been employed in dermatologic research, but their use is associated with ...
Klaus-Peter Wilhelm, Peter Elsner, Enzo Berardesca, 1996
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Music in the Seventeenth Century
Over and above the formal and structural distinctions between stylus antiquus and stylus modernus (which Scacchi, not unforgetful of the Artusi-Monteverdi controversy of some four decades earlier, refers to also as 'prima' and 'seconda ...
Lorenzo Bianconi, 1987
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Popular Mechanics
After searching the earth for better stylus material, a Victor expert discovered the miraculous reproducing and wearing qualities of tungsten. The Tungs-tone Stylus will play from fifty to two hundred records or even more. The life of the ...
8
Industrial Metrology: Surfaces and Roundness
90° conical stylus tip mechanically tracing across a portion of a honed surface. SEM photomicrograph, X200 magnification. [Courtesy of PTB Braunschweig/ Feinpruf Perthen GmbH.) Stylus force on the surface must not be great enough to  ...
Graham T. Smith, 2002
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Introduction to Tribology
We will divide the different techniques into six categories based on the physical principle involved: mechanical stylus method, optical methods, scanning probe microscopy (SPM) methods, fluid methods, electrical method, and electron ...
Bharat Bhushan, 2013
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Popular Science
Stylus Timer Saves Your Records Elapsed-time meter can warn you of stylus wear through a "sample'' of the hi-fi cartridge output HOME ENTERTAINMENT M I *6y THOMAS R. SEAR 11 ow long have you been using the stylus in your hi-fi ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STYLUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stylus is used in the context of the following news items.
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LG Introduces Midrange G4 Stylus, G4c
LG today announced two new members of the G4 family: The G4 Stylus and G4c, both of which will start shipping globally in the coming weeks. At 5.7 inches, the ... «PC Magazine, May 15»
2
LG G Stylo Stylus-Equipped Smartphone Now Available From Boost …
Featuring a built-in stylus pen, the new LG G Stylo smartphone is available immediately to Boost Mobile prepaid customers, while it will arrive for Sprint prepaid ... «eWeek, May 15»
3
iPad Pro with stylus and Force Touch could challenge Microsoft …
"If you see a stylus, they blew it," Steve Jobs famously said in 2010 after the iPad launched. Jobs was referring to how the iPad was unlike any tablet that had ... «Mashable, May 15»
4
Best Tablets With Stylus: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Dell Venue 11 …
Are you planning to purchase a new tablet that comes with a good stylus? Read on below to find out some of the best Windows and Android tablets that come ... «Tech Times, May 15»
5
LG G Stylo phablet unveiled with stylus support
The LG G Stylo is a stylus-equipped handset that will retail for a “reasonable price,” though we still don't know exactly how much it will cost. Beyond its stylus, the ... «TechnoBuffalo, Apr 15»
6
Olympus Stylus 1s
In the spring of 2014, we reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1, and found much to love in a product that redefined what the bridge camera could be, pairing compact ... «imaging resource, Apr 15»
7
LG G4 images leak revealing large screen and stylus
The major update could be the inclusion of a stylus in the top left-hand corner of the rear cover, though as many phones in South Korea sell with TV antennas ... «International Business Times UK, Mar 15»
8
OneNote update shows why iPad would benefit from a stylus
OneNote is a great app for note-taking, and the new ability to important photos and then scan them for words, as well as to use a stylus, really adds to what was ... «Cult of Mac, Feb 15»
9
Microsoft Acquires Company Behind Surface Pro 3 Pen -- Is The …
Microsoft has acquired N-Trig, an Israeli company known for making a stylus for the Surface Pro 3. The move suggests that Microsoft will begin including the ... «Tech Times, Feb 15»
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Apple may be designing an iPad stylus. That's not such a bad idea.
I have a confession to make: I don't hate the stylus. That may make me unusual, particularly as a tech writer. But I love pen and paper, still take most of my notes ... «Washington Post, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Stylus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/stylus>. Aug 2020 ».
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