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English noun: pointer

1. pointer (communication) a mark to indicate a direction or relation


Broader (hypernym)mark

Part holonymhead, point, shaft

2. pointer (artifact) an indicator as on a dial

Broader (hypernym)indicator

Narrower (hyponym)electronic stylus, hand, light pen, needle

3. pointer (artifact) (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


Broader (hypernym)indicator

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. pointer (animal) a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game

SynonymsSpanish pointer

Broader (hypernym)gun dog, sporting dog

Narrower (hyponym)German short-haired pointer, Hungarian pointer, vizsla

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