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cur·sor

 (kûr′sər)
n. Computers
A movable indicator on a display, marking a position where typed characters will appear or where an option can be selected.

[Middle English, runner, from Latin, from cursus, past participle of currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

cursor

(ˈkɜːsə)
n
1. (Mathematics) the sliding part of a measuring instrument, esp a transparent sliding square on a slide rule
2. (Computer Science) any of various means, typically a flashing bar or underline, of identifying a particular position on a computer screen, such as the insertion point for text

cur•sor

(ˈkɜr sər)

n.
1. a movable, sometimes blinking, symbol used to indicate where data (as text, commands, etc.) may be input on a computer screen.
2. a sliding object, as the lined glass on a slide rule, that can be set at any point on a scale.
[1590–1600; < Latin: a runner, racer =cur(rere) to run + -sor, for -tor -tor; compare course]

cursor

- First meant "runner" or "running messenger" and is now the moving/movable indicator on a computer screen.
See also related terms for runner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cursor - (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual displaycursor - (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
indicator - a device for showing the operating condition of some system
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Translations
kurzor
cursor
kohdistin
kursor
kurzor
bendill
カーソル
커서
kurzor
markör
con trỏ trên màn hình

cursor

[ˈkɜːsəʳ]
A. N (Comput) → cursor m
B. CPD cursor key Ntecla f del cursor

cursor

[ˈkɜːrr] n (COMPUTING)curseur m

cursor

n (Comput) → Cursor m; cursor controlCursorsteuerung f; cursor movementsCursorbewegungen pl

cursor

[ˈkɜːsəʳ] n (Comput) → cursore m

cursor

مُؤَشِّر kurzor cursor Cursor κέρσορας cursor kohdistin curseur kursor cursore カーソル 커서 cursor markør kursor cursor указатель markör สัญลักษณ์บนคอมพิวเตอร์แสดงให้เห็นจุดที่พิมพ์ได้ imleç con trỏ trên màn hình 游标
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