cursor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cursor (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cursor Any part of a mathematical instrument that moves or slides backward and forward upon another part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cursor Any part of a mathematical instrument that slides backward and forward upon another part, as the piece in an equinoctial ring-dial that slides to the day of the month, or the point that slides along a beam-compass, etc.
    • n cursor In medieval universities, a bachelor of theology appointed to assist a master by reading to the class the text of the sentences, with explanations of the meaning, sentence by sentence. See bachelor, 2.
    • n cursor Same as Cursorius.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a runner. See Cursitor

Usage

In literature:

Defeat of the Samnites by Papirius Cursor.
"The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
Under the conduct of Papir'ius Cursor, repeated triumphs were gained.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Cursor Mundi, the best dialectal version.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
The time came, also, when he was able to confer a benefit upon Papirius Cursor.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Look at the necks of all the cursores.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
The first sun-dial erected at Rome was in the year 290 B.C., and this Papirius Cursor had taken from the Samnites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
The cursor was flashing, ready for the "power on" command.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
CURSORES, comparative absence of sexual differences among the, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
He was surnamed Cursor from his swiftness of foot.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
The first sun-dial at Rome was set up by Papirius Cursor, about 300 years before Christ.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
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In news:

Featured on Google.com's search page the doodle allow you to run your mouse cursor over the strings to hear authentic Les Paul strumming .
When they wanted the cursor to go up, most would lift the mouse off the table.
With only one take, you can't go in reverse, replace the cursor, or insert parenthetical ramblings after the fact.
Academic and private research into new drug therapies is the pre-cursor to clinical trials conducted by drug companies and the National Institutes of Health.
Sitting at my desk in this familiar building, I watch the cursor blink about 100 times.
This is just a cute Microsoft term for the icons that appear when you swipe from the right side of a touch screen or move your mouse cursor to the bottom-left corner of a mouse-and-keyboard PC.
I can't remove the line, because the cursor moves right through it.
A leap forward in brain-controlled computer cursors.
Click and drag your cursor for a virtual tour of the Oval Office , what may be the most famous room in the world.
Overall kitchen Move your cursor around the illustration: Windows will pop up with product information and design ideas.
Overall kitchen Move your cursor around the illustration: Windows will pop up with product information and design ideas.
Tap and hold to use the loupe to adjust your cursor's placement.
Hover your cursor over column headers for definitions and explanations.
Welcome to Kwes Radio news , For your convenience we have split the news into categories just hold your cursor over the appropriate category and click.
New in version 3.0 is support for Mountain Lion, a new compact interface, a new zoomed-in cursor view, persistent rulers , and more.
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In science:

Drag-over feedback Most of the time, the default drag-over feedback is fine. However, there could be a situation in which you would like to use custom cursors.
Drag and Drop: Influences on the Design of Reusable Software Components
The components from the GUI interface are dropped into the Logical cursor.
Drag and Drop: Influences on the Design of Reusable Software Components
Our GUI interface supports to drag the components from GUI interface to Logical cursor.
Drag and Drop: Influences on the Design of Reusable Software Components
Other systems place the transmitter over the monitor and use an infrared reflector that is attached to the user ’s forehead or glasses. The user ’s head movements control the mouse cursor on the screen.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
Gorodnichy resolved this problem by introducing a new concept, called Perceptual Cursor, which serves both the purpose of marking a position (as normal cursor) and the purpose of providing a user with the feedback on how remote user motions are perceived by a sensor.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
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