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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cursor  \Cur"sor\  (k?r"s?r),  n.  [L.,  a  runner.  See  {Cursitor}.] 
  Any  part  of  a  mathematical  instrument  that  moves  or  slides 
  backward  and  forward  upon  another  part 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cursor 
  n  :  (computer  science)  a  movable  spot  of  light  (an  icon)  on  a 
  visual  display;  moving  the  cursor  allows  the  user  to 
  point  to  commands  or  screen  positions  [syn:  {pointer}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  cursor 
 
  1.    A  visually  distinct  mark  on  a  display  indicating 
  where  newly  typed  text  will  be  inserted.  The  cursor  moves  as 
  text  is  typed  and  in  most  modern  editors,  can  be  moved  around 
  within  a  document  by  the  user  to  change  the  insertion  point. 
 
  2.    In  {SQL},  a  named  control  structure  used  by  an 
  {application  program}  to  point  to  a  row  of  data.  The  position 
  of  the  {row}  is  within  a  {table}  or  {view},  and  the  cursor  is 
  used  interactively  so  select  rows  from  columns. 
 
  (1996-12-27) 
 
 




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