noun cur·sor \ˈkər-sər, -ˌsr\

: a mark on a computer screen that shows the place where information is being entered or read

Full Definition of CURSOR

:  a movable item used to mark a position: as
a :  a transparent slide with a line attached to a slide rule
b :  a visual cue (as a flashing rectangle) on a video display that indicates position (as for data entry)

Origin of CURSOR

Latin, runner, from currere
First Known Use: 1594

Rhymes with CURSOR

CURSOR Defined for Kids


noun cur·sor \ˈkər-sər, -ˌsr\

Definition of CURSOR for Kids

:  a symbol (as an arrow or blinking line) on a computer screen that shows where the user is working


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