Definition of Light pen

1. Noun. (computer science) a pointer that when pointed at a computer display senses whether or not the spot is illuminated.

Exact synonyms: Electronic Stylus
Generic synonyms: Pointer
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

Definition of Light pen

1. Noun. (computing) A pen-like device allowing a computer user to interact with the screen display. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Light Pen

light machine gun
light metal
light meter
light meters
light microscope
light microscopy
light middleweight
light minute
light novel
light novels
light of nature
light on the hill
light opera
light out
light panel
light pen (current term)
light pens
light pollution
light porter
light rail
light rails
light railway
light reaction
light reactions
light reflex
light roller
light rollers
light sail
light sails
light scattering

Literary usage of Light pen

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1. Combinatory Vocabulary of CAD-CAM in Mechanical Engineering: A French (1994)
"... B-spline curve Voir courbe B-Spline crayon optique Voir photostyle light pen; light-pen crayon photosensible Voir photostyle light pen; light-pen T ..."

2. Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New by Noah Webster (1914)
"[4] Capable of being penetrated, or pierced. pen'e-trate(pSn'8-trat),v.<. [H 1. To enter into; pierce; as, light pen«fra/«« darkness. 2. ..."

3. The Marine Steam Turbine: A Practical Illustrated Description of the Parsons by John William Major Sothern (1920)
"... the sleeve until it comes between the standard and the sleeve. The standard carrying the wire thus revolves round the drum. By attaching a light pen ..."

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