A cursor is a moving placement or pointer that indicates a position. English-speakers have used the term with this meaning since the 16th century, for a wide variety of movable or mobile position-markers.

The literal meaning of the original Latin word cursor expresses the idea of someone or something that runs. Especially in the plural, Cursores 'runners', it was the name of certain functions, originally messengers. Cursor was also a Roman cognomen used by gens Papiria.

The word cursor may refer to any of the following:

  • Cursor (slide rules)
  • Cursor (typewriters)
  • Cursor (computers)
  • Cursor (databases)
  • Cursor Models, which were made for the Mercedes Benz Museum, and perhaps as promotional models.
  • Cursor (magazine), an early computer-based "magazine" that was distributed on cassette in the late 1970s. Each issue contained programs, utilities, and games and was a forerunner of today's computer magazines that come packaged with CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs. Cursor was produced for users of the Commodore PET.
  • Cursor, a holographic sidekick character from the TV series Automan, with the ability to "draw" physical objects in real space

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Cursor (magazine)
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Cursor Miner
... Cursor Miner (Robert Tubb) is an underground electronica producer from Selsey, England ... Audio in the UK, he has released four albums, Cursor Miner Requires Attention (2010), Danceflaw (2006), Cursor Miner Plays God (2004) and Explosive Piece Of ...
SQL Problems Requiring Cursors - Constraints
... In this article, the following constraints apply The term "cursor" includes all cursor-like behavior ... or the output of multi-row SQL queries is cursor-like behavior and does not achieve the goal of true set-based processing within the database ...
SQL Problems Requiring Cursors - Example: Insert Rows Based On A Count in The Table Itself - Solution in Cursor Form
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