Meaning – The word cursor refers to the movable pointer that is visible on the monitor of the computer, typically controlled using the Mouse or a joystick.
The cursor allows us to interact with the different elements on the operating system, and also perform certain tasks that need a specific interaction with a UI element on the screen.
The cursor can change its appearance based on the context and the content that is currently active on the screen.
A cursor also refers to a visible indication of the position where user interaction with the keyboard will appear. The keyboard cursors are the selection cursor and the text cursor.
Example of usage – “The first thing she learnt on the computer, was to open applications by double clicking on their icon using the cursor.”