Definition of cursor
: a movable item used to mark a position: such asa : a transparent slide with a line attached to a slide ruleb : a visual cue (such as a flashing rectangle) on a video display that indicates position (as for data entry)
Recent Examples of cursor from the Web
The brain implant sends signals to an external amplifier, which sends the messages through software that generates cursor movements or other electronic activity.
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Origin and Etymology of cursor
Latin, runner, from currere
First Known Use: 1594
CURSOR Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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