interface: The place where what you type will next appear on screen, identified by a flashing vertical bar. You can move the insertion point by clicking somewhere else in the text; you can get rid of it by clicking outside the text area.
The point where the cursor is flashing. An insertion point is created by moving the mouse pointer over a document until it becomes an I-beam and then clicking the mouse button. The insertion point may be moved with the arrow keys but never beyond the last carriage return in the document.
The place where text will be inserted when you type. The insertion point usually appears as a flashing vertical bar in the application's window or in a dialog box. The text you type will appear to the left of the insertion point, which is pushed to the right as you type.