1. <hardware> A visually distinct mark on a display indicating where
newly typed text will be inserted. The cursor moves as text is typed and, in
most modern editors, can be moved around within a document by the user to change
the insertion point.
2. <database> In SQL, a named control structure used by an application
program to point to a row of data. The position of the row is within a table or
view, and the cursor is used interactively so select rows from columns.
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