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stylus:

see penpen,
pointed implement used in writing or drawing to apply ink or a similar colored fluid to any surface, such as paper. Various kinds of pens have been used since ancient times.
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Stylus

 

a writing instrument in the form of a pointed rod of bone or metal used in Greek and Roman antiquity and in the Middle Ages. The Greeks and Romans wrote with styli on wooden tablets covered with wax; scratches were made through the wax when writing. Erasures were made with the unpointed end, which was spade-or ball-shaped. The name of the instrument gave rise to the abstract concept of style, which in antiquity came to mean literary style and later acquired a number of other meanings.

stylus

[′stī·ləs]
(computer science)
The pointed device used to draw images on a graphics tablet.
(engineering acoustics)
The portion of a phonograph pickup that follows the modulations of a record groove and transmits the resulting mechanical motions to the transducer element of the pickup for conversion to corresponding audio-frequency signals. Also known as needle; phonograph needle; reproducing stylus.
(graphic arts)
A rather blunt metal point sometimes used in painting to make lightly ruled lines.

stylus

1. a pointed instrument for engraving, drawing, or writing
2. 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. 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

stylus

(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.

(2) A pen-shaped instrument that is used to "draw" images or select from menus on resistive touchscreens that react to pressure. See touchscreen.


PDA Styli
A stylus was used on old Palm PDAs, which required pressure on the screen to operate. It was included with every Palm organizer (see PalmPilot).







(3) The needle part of a phonograph cartridge, which typically contains a diamond tip. The stylus rides in the grooves of the phonograph record, picking up the vibrations carved into the vinyl, and is attached to a cantilever arm with a magnet or coils at the other end (see phono cartridge). A wide variety of cartridge styles have been used over the years, and there are a huge number of replacement styli available on the market. For more information, visit Jerry Raskin's Needle Doctor at www.needledoctor.com.


When Needles Were Needles
The steel needles at the top were used in old Victrola 78 record players like the unit underneath. They were later replaced with sapphire tips to last longer. The "needle" name obviously came from the long shape of the first styli. (Top image courtesy of Jerry Raskin's Needle Doctor, www.needledoctor.com)


When Needles Were Needles
The steel needles at the top were used in old Victrola 78 record players like the unit underneath. They were later replaced with sapphire tips to last longer. The "needle" name obviously came from the long shape of the first styli. (Top image courtesy of Jerry Raskin's Needle Doctor, www.needledoctor.com)







A Modern Stylus
The stylus on this Grado magnetic phono cartridge is diamond tipped. Vibrating in the vinyl record's groove, the stylus transfers the oscillations to the cantilever and magnets. (Image courtesy of Grado Laboratories, www.gradolabs.com)
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Historia, letra y conseja dibujan una linea de degradacion, la que desemboca en los registros de la satira, de la burla y del humilis stilus, en paralelo a como la figura de Orfeo desciende en la escala de valores desde la cumbre del poeta hijo de Apolo al hondon del marido vulgar.
Vielmehr ist der Rezipient nur als Leser mit dem abstrakten Autor auf Augenhohe, da gerade die schriftliche Form des Textes dessen mehrmalige Rezeption und damit ein Erkennen von Rekurrenzen und Querverweisen ermoglicht: Der abstrakte Leser der Metamorphosen ist uberhaupt nur als (second) reader denkbar, welcher die als desultoriae scientiae stilus charakterisierte Erzahlweise nachvollzieht, indem er die Identitat des jeweiligen Erzahlers hinterfragt und im Spiel der Zeichen und Bedeutungen eine aktive Rolle spielt, indem er also, in Winklers Worten, von der Moglichkeit Gebrauch macht, to play his own game.
On the contrary, apparently the Greek [sigma][tau][upsilon][lambda][omicron][zeta] comes from the PIE root *sta- "to stand," while the Latin stilus comes from *steigh- "to stride, step, rise." We now find ourselves left with the same question, only more so, since, while Indo-Europeanists may consider these two roots separate, not only do *steigh- and *sta-resemble one another in their phonological shape, but their senses, "stand" and "step," are also undoubtedly similar ontologically.
In alcuni brani il pubblico sembra invitato a partecipare al processo di trasformazione del racconto in testo scritto, ed e possibile che la dialettica tra testo in fieri e testo compiuto si rifletta nella menzione, nel prologo, dello stilus e del calamus: termini in parte intercambiabili, ma che si possono anche riferire l'uno all'attivita di scrittura dell'autore su tavolette di cera, l'altro a quella del copista di professione, con inchiostro e su papiro.
A little further on in 1.1 the narrator refers to his style as a desultoriae scientiae stilus, a phrase that is as well known as its specific meaning is obscure (the adjective desultorius may be used of trick-riding or might mean merely |random'; its etymology from desilio (to |jump down' from a horse), however, is certain).
Stilus is an online platform for managing your style, where you can receive a personal consultation from a stylist, choose the right elements of clothes and buy something that suits your style at a special price.
Contract notice: Operation and maintenance services on the provision systems of stilus centralized databases.
Tenders are invited for operation and maintenance services on the provision systems of centralized stilus databases.
Tenders Are Invited for Maintenance services of the unified web environments and the basic academic and administrative management modules of the STILUS Educational Centers, as well as support for the integration of applications in these environments.