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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 "mouse cursor"

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grammar is noun

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Meaning 2


cursor illustration Marker symbol (commonly an arrow or image of a hand) on a computer screen. Shows where action will occur enabling selection of what is to be done. 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 Place the cursor here and press for a microscopic view.
cursor illustration Drag your mouse cursor over the parts of the drum set to learn more.