Etymology
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stylus (n.)

1728, "stem-like part of a flower pistil," alteration of Latin stilus "stake, stylus;" spelling influenced by Greek stylos "pillar." Meaning "instrument for writing" is from 1807.

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Definitions of stylus

stylus (n.)
a sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player;
stylus (n.)
a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving;
he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus
Synonyms: style
From wordnet.princeton.edu