a technique for implementing aggregation and linked data structures where an attribute of one object stores the physical address of the other object. Compare key and see navigable. [ uml.link.gif
An FLI type consisting of an address and a type specification. A pointer normally points to the memory location of an instance of the type specified, although there might not actually be an allocated instance of the type at the pointer location.
a part of the SONET overhead that locates a floating payload structure; STS pointers locate the SPE; VT pointers locate floating mode VTs; all SONET frames use STS pointers; only floating mode VTs use
The symbol for the location which will receive your clicks.
A marker that moves across the screen when you move the mouse across your desk in mouse-based applications. Also known as a cursor.
A graphical image displayed on the screen that indicates the location of a pointing device (also referred to as a cursor).
A small arrow representing your mouse position located on your Desktop.
Cursor of a pointing device, such as a mouse or an electronic pencil.
a boxed foreign object because it contains type information about the type it is pointing to (so that we can dereference it)
an invitation to see directly the distinction between an object and Reality
an object that refers to another object
an object that represents the specific location in the object graph
One of a breed of dogs trained to stop at scent of game, and with the nose point it out to sportsmen.
Breed of hunting dogs that point game, typically having a smooth, short-haired coat that is usually white with black or brownish spots.
a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points game
a kind of dog
1. n. A data element that indicates the location of another data element. 2. n. An identifier that indicates the location of an item of data. 3. n. An online indicator that a user can manipulate with a pointing device to identify the target of an action.
The highlighted area in a spreadsheet display that indicates the current cell.
a mark to indicate a direction or relation
an indicator as on a dial
A link to related resources inserted into a Web page. | français
a link from one part of the hierarchy to another part
Same as link.
a common data type in computer programming
an index entry in the directory of a disk (or other storage medium) that identifies the space on the disc in which an electronic document or piece of electronic data resides, thereby preventing that space from being overwritten by other data
a way of saying "I do not have any data, but I know where you can find it
a way of saying "I don't have the data, but I'll tell you where you can find it
The hand of a timepiece.
a lousy substitute for a hand
found on some hand compasses, turns with azimuth ring to align with compass needle.
a Good Thing , but don't mistreat it, or it will become a Very Bad Thing
a simple type of reference
a type, which is not just restricted to pointing to things, but which it is possible to do arithmetics on