light pen

light pen
light pen ˈlight pen noun [countable] COMPUTING
a special piece of equipment shaped like a pen, used to read printed computer codes on product labels:

• The TX-2 uses a light pen to enter data straight on to the system.

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light pen UK US noun [C] IT
a pen-shaped object that uses beams of light to read bar codes (= small rectangular patterns of printed lines that store data) or that you use to touch a computer screen in order to choose information: »

Outgoing inventory can be quickly checked with light pens connected to each terminal.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • light pen — /laitˈpen, ingl. ˈlaɪtˌpɛn/ [loc. ingl., propr. «(oggetto simile a) penna (pen), che fa luce (light)»] loc. sost. f. inv. penna ottica …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • light pen — n a piece of equipment like a pen, used to draw or write on a computer screen …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • light pen — light ,pen noun count COMPUTING an object shaped like a pen and used for touching a computer screen to give instructions to the computer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • light pen — (izg. lȃjt pȅn) m DEFINICIJA inform. uređaj sličan olovci koji se rabi za označivanje mjesta na ekranu mobitela, (ručnog) računala i sl.; svjetlosna olovka ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • light pen — ► NOUN 1) Computing a hand held pen like photosensitive device used for passing information to a computer. 2) a hand held device for reading bar codes …   English terms dictionary

  • light pen — ☆ light pen n. a hand held, pen shaped electronic device used to scan images, draw lines, designate points, etc. as on a computer video screen …   English World dictionary

  • light pen — light′ pen n. cmp a hand held light sensitive input device used for drawing on a computer display screen or for pointing at characters or objects, as when choosing options from a menu • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Light pen — A light pen is a computer input device in the form of a light sensitive wand used in conjunction with a the computer s CRT TV set or monitor. It allows the user to point to displayed objects, or draw on the screen, in a similar way to a touch… …   Wikipedia

  • light pen — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms light pen : singular light pen plural light pens computing an object shaped like a pen and used for touching a computer screen to give instructions to the computer …   English dictionary

  • light pen — šviesplunksnė statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis ↑ Manipuliatorius duomenims įvesti per monitoriaus ekraną arba ↑grafinę planšetę. atitikmenys: angl. electronic pen; light pen; light stylus ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – grafinė planšetė dar žiūrėk – …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

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