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stylus

 [sti´lus]
1. stylet.
2. a pencil or stick, as of caustic.

sty·lus

, stilus (stī'lŭs, stī'lŭs),
1. Any pencil-shaped structure.
2. A pencil-shaped medicinal preparation for external application (for example, a medicated bougie, or a pencil or stick of silver nitrate or other caustic).
3. Synonym(s): stylet
[L. stilus or stylus, a stake or pen]

stylus

/sty·lus/ (sti´lus)
1. stylet.
2. a pencil-shaped medicinal preparation, as of caustic.

stylus

[stī′ləs]
1 a fine probe.
2 a wire inserted into a catheter to stiffen it.
3 a device that imprints electric activity and wave patterns on electrocardiographic, electroencephalographic, or similar graphic recordings.

sty·lus

(stī'lŭs)
1. Any pencil-shaped structure.
2. A pencil-shaped medicinal preparation for external application.
3. Synonym(s): stylette.
[L. stilus or stylus, a stake or pen]

stylus

a pointed process.

sty·lus

(stī'lŭs)
Any pencil-shaped structure or pencil-shaped medicinal preparation for external application.
[L. stilus or stylus, a stake or pen]

stylus,

n an ancient writing instrument. It has assumed importance in gnathology because a well-pointed stylus can be slid on dust-covered glass with a minimum of friction, thereby making the jaw-writing data more accurate.
stylus, surgical indicator,
n a small pointed instrument devised to mark the spot in the tissue where the intramucosal inserts will be placed. Styluses are seated in prepared depressions in the denture base and mark the mucosal tissue by puncturing it.
stylus tracer,
stylus tracing,

stylus

1. a stylet.
2. a pencil or stick, as of caustic.
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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.
Emilia Garofalo at Stilus Copy Editors [emilia@ stiluscop_yeditors.
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.
34 "Huic generi magis congruet atticismus, ac stilus humilior, comoediae propior quam tragoediae, aut si quid etiam humilius phrasi comica, modo docta sit humilitas; meminerimusque non inferioris esse facultatis, cum laude humi serpere, quam cum Daedaleo volare per aera; et vicinum litus legere contractis veils, quam sublatis antennis medio ferri pelago.
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).