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"pointer" in British English

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pointernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɔɪn.tər/  us   /ˈpɔɪn.t̬ɚ/
  • pointer noun [C] (INFORMATION)

a ​helpfulpiece of ​advice or ​information: This ​booklet gives some ​useful pointers on what to ​expect when you ​arrive.
something that ​shows you an ​existing or ​developingsituation: The ​performance of the ​carindustry is a (good) pointer to the ​generaleconomichealth of the ​country.
(Definition of pointer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pointer" in American English

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pointernoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɔɪn·tər/
any of ​various things used for ​pointing, esp. a ​long, ​thinstick: The ​lecturer used a pointer to show what ​part or the ​diagram he was referring to.
A pointer is also a ​helpfulpiece 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   us   /ˈpɔɪntər/
something that is used for ​pointing at things, for ​example a ​longthinstick that you ​hold to ​directattention to a ​place on a ​map or words on a ​board, etc.: A laser pointer, which ​directs a ​smallspot of ​light onto the ​screen is ideal when you are giving a ​presentation.
IT a cursor (= a ​small arrow on a ​computerscreen 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 ​staffmorale.
(Definition of pointer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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