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See also: Cursor
- cursour (obsolete)
- (General American) IPA(key): /kɜɹsəɹ/, [ˈkʰɜ˞ sə˞]
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɜːsə/, [ˈkʰɜː sə]
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)sə(ɹ)
cursor (plural cursors)
- A part of any of several scientific or measuring instruments that moves back and forth to indicate a position.
- 1679, Roger Palmer, 1st Earl of Castlemaine, Joseph Moxon, The English globe being a stabil and immobil one, performing what the ordinary globes do, and much more, page 150:
- Besides, the Reader must know, if a Brazen graduated Semi-Circle were hung on the Poles here, with an erected moveable Pin, or Cursor on it, there would be no need of the Holes […] in each Parallel of the Globe, for the true Composing of it […]
- (graphical user interface) A moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device.
- (graphical user interface) An indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place.
- Synonym: caret
- (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.
- (programming) A design pattern in object oriented methodology in which a collection is iterated uniformly.
- Synonym: iterator pattern
part of scientific instruments that indicates position
GUI: moving icon representing the position of a pointing device
GUI: indicator of where the next insertation or other edit will take place
database: reference to a row
programming: iterator pattern
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- (intransitive, computing) To navigate by means of the cursor keys.
- 1990 May 28, InfoWorld, volume 12, number 22:
- The only other problem is that there's a nagging tendency for the highlight to overrun when cursoring through file lists.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkur.sor/, [ˈkʊrs̠ɔr]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈkur.sor/, [ˈkursor]
- a runner, racer
- a courier, messenger, post
- a slave, who ran before the chariot of a grandee, forerunner
- “cursor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- cursor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- cursor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “cursor”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “cursor”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
cursor m (plural cursores)
- cursor (part of scientific instruments that indicates a value or position)
- (graphical user interface) cursor (icon representing the position of a pointing device)
cursor n (plural cursoare)
Declension of cursor
cursor m (plural cursores)