1. [syn: cursor, pointer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cursor \Cur"sor\ (k?r"s?r), n. [L., a runner. See Cursitor.]
Any part of a mathematical instrument that moves or slides
backward and forward upon another part.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot
of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows
the user to point to commands or screen positions [syn:
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
1. A visually distinct mark on a display indicating
where newly typed text will be inserted. The cursor moves as
text is typed and, in most modern editors, can be moved around
within a document by the user to change the insertion point.
2. In SQL, a named control structure used by an
application program to point to a row of data. The position
of the row is within a table or view, and the cursor is
used interactively so select rows from columns.