• a part of any of several scientific instruments that moves back and forth to indicate a position
  • a moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device
  • an indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place
  • a reference to a row of data in a table, which moves from row to row as data is retrieved by way of it
  • a design pattern in object oriented methodology in which a collection is iterated uniformly



  • Borrowed from Latin cursor, from currō + -or. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European.

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