pointer: 1. A function indicator that (a) is under the direct control of a computer operator, and (b) is used to indicate displayed information, to highlight data, to identify areas of interest, to serve as a graphic display cursor, and/or to select icons. 2. In computer graphics, a manually operated functional unit used to specify an addressable point. 3. In computer programming, an identifier that indicates the location of a data item.

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