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 History of this Word

"cursor" is from "cursor" (runner), spoken by people in England during 1100-1550 A.D.
which is from "cursus, currere" (to run), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


this "cursor" is also called "insertion point"

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Meaning 1


Usually blinking marker symbol (commonly an 'I' bar, or white rectangle) on the screen in a text program that indicates where symbols typed on a keyboard will appear as characters on the screen. May also enable other actions such as highlighting and selecting of text to occur. Created by computer software. Appearance may be set to various graphic symbols. Location on the screen may be moved by the mouse or arrow key.

Examples of how the word is used

cursor illustration To start chatting find the blinking cursor and enter your name and press enter.
cursor illustration Type a word or phrase at the blinking cursor.