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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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: 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cursor 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: cursor, pointer]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

cursor 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. (1996-12-27)