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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
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps worthy of special mention among single productions is the 'Cursor Mundi'
Using a noninvasive BCI to control a robotic arm that's tracking a cursor on a computer screen, for the first time ever, He has shown in human subjects that a robotic arm can now follow the cursor continuously.
27 February 2019 - US-based automated machine learning specialist DataRobot has acquired Cursor, a San Francisco-based company that provides a data collaboration platform which helps organisations find, understand and use data more efficiently, the company said.
Ms Brierre-Davis joked: "If you click and hold the space bar, you can move the cursor instead of trying to drag the cursor itself with your fat thumb lol."
As for the cursor, the displacement varies from 8.7 to 16 litres, while the power has a range between 300 kVA and 600 kVA.
"Our results suggest that once we begin to record from our users' motor cortex, we can push the 'calibrate' button and allow the user to rapidly develop intuitive and high-quality cursor control," Brandman says.
When the user points to the screen, a straight line from the eye to the fingertip determines the position on the screen where the cursor should locate.
While both computer users and non-users learned equally quickly how to move a cursor while their hand was hidden from view, computer-experienced individuals more readily generalised what they learned about movement of the cursor in one direction to movements made in other directions.
controlled individual digits of a virtual hand (VH) and prosthetic hand using intrinsic hand EMG by maneuvering a cursor in a two-dimensional domain, allowing for simultaneous and proportional control of multiple DoFs [29].
They found the animals used a small set of favored firing patterns to move the cursor.