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pointernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɔɪn.tər/ us   /ˈpɔɪn.t̬ɚ/
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pointernoun [C]

us   /ˈpɔɪn·tər/
any of various things used for pointing, esp. a long, thin stick: The lecturer used a pointer to show what part or the diagram he was referring to.
A pointer is also a helpful piece of advice or information: The booklet gives some useful pointers for getting around in Washington.
(Definition of pointer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pointer" in Business English

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pointernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɔɪntər/ us  
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.
(Definition of pointer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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