Definition of light pen in English:

light pen

Pronunciation /ˈlīt ˌpen/ /ˈlaɪt ˌpɛn/

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noun

  • 1A handheld photosensitive device resembling a pen, held to the display screen of a computer terminal for passing information to the computer.

    ‘You may have to adjust the brightness of your monitor to get your light pen to work properly.’
    • ‘Various other light pens have been developed which include a lens for focusing the axially received light.’
    • ‘The radiated light is directed so as to be projected from a tip of the light pen as required.’
    • ‘Digital tablets combine the tactile sensation of light pens with the ease of use of a mouse.’
    • ‘The light pens are compatible with any DOS or Windows application and IBM computers in general.’
  • 2A handheld, light-emitting device used for reading bar codes.