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pointer

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpɔɪntər/
something that is used for pointing at things, for example a long thin stick that you hold to direct attention to a place on a map or words on a board, etc.: A laser pointer, which directs a small spot of light onto the screen is ideal when you are giving a presentation.
IT a cursor (= a small arrow on a computer screen that moves to show the point where work is being done)
a helpful piece of advice or information: Let me give you some pointers on improving your skills as an interviewee.
something that tells you about an existing situation or one that might develop: pointer to sth Staff turnover can also give a pointer to staff morale.
Translations of “pointer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 指示地方, 指示棒, 教鞭…
in Russian совет, подсказка, указка…
in Turkish öğüt, ipucu, salık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指示地方, 指示棒, 教鞭…
in Polish wskazówka, wskaźnik, strzałka…
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