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joystick


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joystick 
  n  1:  a  lever  used  by  a  pilot  to  control  the  ailerons  and 
  elevators  of  an  airplane  [syn:  {stick},  {control  stick}] 
  2:  a  manual  control  consisting  of  a  vertical  handle  that  can 
  move  freely  in  two  directions;  used  as  an  input  device  to 
  computers  or  computer-controlled  devices 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  joystick 
 
    A  device  consisting  of  a  hand  held  stick  that 
  pivots  about  one  end  and  transmits  its  angle  in  two  dimensions 
  to  a  computer.  Joysticks  are  often  used  to  control  games,  and 
  usually  have  one  or  more  push-buttons  whose  state  can  also  be 
  read  by  the  computer.  Most  I/O  interface  cards  for  {IBM  PC}s 
  have  a  joystick  (game  control)  port. 
 
  (1995-03-08) 
 
 




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