cursor

noun cur·sor \ ˈkər-sər , -ˌsȯr \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cursor

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

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Origin and Etymology of cursor

Latin, runner, from currere


CURSOR Defined for English Language Learners

cursor

noun

Definition of cursor for English Language Learners

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


CURSOR Defined for Kids

cursor

noun cur·sor \ ˈkər-sər , -ˌsȯr \

Definition of cursor for Students

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


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