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pointing device

Syllabification: point·ing de·vice

Definition of pointing device in English:

noun

Computing
A generic term for any device (e.g., a graphics tablet, mouse, stylus, pointing stick, or trackball) used to control the movement of a cursor on a computer screen.
Example sentences
  • Examples of classes are audio devices; pointing devices, such as mice and touchpads; keyboards; joysticks; IDE disks; and tty devices.
  • He outfitted them with then-state-of-the-art PCs and cobbled together head-mounted pointing devices to control the screen cursor.
  • It has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as a touchpad as its pointing device.

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