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Dictionary definition for: Pencil

1. (n) a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood

2. (v) write, draw, or trace with a pencil; "he penciled a figure"

3. (n) graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication; "the words were scribbled in pencil" "this artist''s favorite medium is pencil"

4. (n) a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point

5. (n) a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face; "an eyebrow pencil"

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