Definition of pointing device in English:

pointing device

Line breaks: pointing de¦vice

noun

Computing
  • A generic term for any device (e.g. a graphics tablet, mouse, stylus, or trackball) used to control the movement of a cursor on a computer screen.
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    • 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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