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noun cur·sor \ˈkər-sər, -ˌsȯr\

Simple Definition of cursor

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cursor

  1. :  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 and Etymology of cursor

Latin, runner, from currere


First Known Use: 1594

Rhymes with cursor


CURSOR Defined for Kids

cursor

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noun cur·sor \ˈkər-sər, -ˌsȯr\

Definition of cursor for Students

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




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