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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.

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grammar is verb

"cursor" is a type of action word

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Meaning 3


Move cursor to new position and permit a different action. Done by person operating a computer. Can be done at different speeds and, sometimes, with arrow keys rather than a mouse.

Examples of how the word is used

cursor illustration Cursor down to the message area and enter your message.
cursor illustration Then cursor to the desired option using the arrow keys.