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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]

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]
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The differences between values measured by styli of different sizes are less than the differences between values from old and new styli.
The graphs clearly show that values obtained with both styli are nearly identical.
However, those between old and new styli were rising sharply.
The Adobe Photoshop Touch update adds recognition for Pogo Connect, Jot Touch, and JaJa Stylus, three pressure sensitive styli compatible with iOS.
Origin of these impacts can be found among materials, components, arrangement of components in the probing system, dimensions like length, diameter of styli, material properties, and elastic flexibility of stylus joints, including suspension and roundness deviations of the tip ball.
Interchangeable styli are well protected, and rechargeable battery provides 2500 traverses from a single charge.
The 1 micron spot size permits roughness measurements of finer surface structures that can be achieved with most mechanical styli. When integrated with a personal computer, the unit is capable of two- or three-dimensional profiling for checking roughness or form, edge tracing, and on-line production measurements.