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Cursor vs. Pointer

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Cursornoun

a part of any of several scientific instruments that moves back and forth to indicate a position

Pointernoun

Anything that points or is used for pointing.

Cursornoun

(graphical user interface) a moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device

Pointernoun

A teacher's pointer, pointing stick, a rod with an arrow.

Cursornoun

(graphical user interface) an indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place

Pointernoun

A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device.

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Cursornoun

(databases) a reference to a row of data in a table, which moves from row to row as data is retrieved by way of it

Pointernoun

(hunting) A breed of hunting dog, trained to point out game.

Cursornoun

(programming) a design pattern in object oriented methodology in which a collection is iterated uniformly

Pointernoun

(programming) A variable that holds the address of a memory location where a value can be stored.

Cursorverb

To navigate by means of the cursor keys.

Pointernoun

(graphical user interface) An icon that indicates the position of the pointing device, such as a mouse.

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Cursornoun

Any part of a mathematical instrument that moves or slides backward and forward upon another part.

Pointernoun

A tip, a bit of advice.

‘The instructor gave me some pointers on writing a good paper.’;

Cursornoun

(computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving the cursor allows the user to point to commands or screen positions

Pointernoun

(in combinations) Something worth a given number of points.

‘a ten-pointer’;

Pointernoun

One who, or that which, points.

Pointernoun

a mark to indicate a direction or relation

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Pointernoun

an indicator as on a dial

Pointernoun

(computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving the cursor allows the user to point to commands or screen positions

Pointernoun

a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points game

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