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 for cursor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (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 [syn:
           cursor, pointer]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     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.

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