Definition of Cursor

1. Noun. (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.

Exact synonyms: Pointer
Generic synonyms: Indicator
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Derivative terms: Point, Point



Definition of Cursor

1. n. Any part of a mathematical instrument that moves or slides backward and forward upon another part.

Definition of Cursor

1. Noun. A part of any of several scientific instruments that moves back and forth to indicate a position ¹

2. Noun. (graphical user interface) A moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device. ¹

3. Noun. (graphical user interface) An indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place. Also referred to as "the caret". ¹

4. Noun. (databases) A reference to a row of data in a table, which moves from row to row as data is retrieved by way of it. ¹

5. Noun. (programming) A design pattern in object oriented methodology in which a collection is iterated uniformly, also known as the iterator pattern. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive computing) To navigate by means of the cursor keys. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cursor

1. a light indicator on a computer display [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cursor

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cursi
cursin'
cursing
cursingly
cursings
cursitating
cursitor
cursitors
cursive
cursive script
cursively
cursiveness
cursivenesses
cursives
cursor (current term)
cursor key
cursor keys
cursorary
cursored
cursores
cursorial
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cursoriness
cursorinesses
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cursory
cursour

Literary usage of Cursor

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1. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1889)
"It was called " cursor Mundi," and was a poem of the north of England, containing about ... In the "cursor Mundi" couplets of rhyme change into strophes in ..."

2. Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and by David Patrick, Robert Chambers (1901)
"R. Morris, 1877-92, 11. 21523-21552.) 1 That came—ie the true one. '-' They approached the corpse with either tree. The cursor ..."

3. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"The Roman annalists generally leave the connexion of The story military events quite out of sight, and like to occupy them- cursor and selves with stories ..."

4. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"... who, though his importance has, as usual, been exaggerated, is of some mark; at least one individual religious poem, the cursor ..."

5. The Old and Middle English by Thomas Laurence Kington Oliphant (1878)
"About 1290, the long poem called the ' cursor Mundi ' was translated from the ... In this strange proportion of the Old and the New, the cursor Mundi stands ..."

6. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1853)
"32(ï, the year in which the second Samnite war broke out. In the year following he was appointed dictator to conduct the war in place cursor. of the consul ..."

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