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.”