pointer

pointer point‧er [ˈpɔɪntə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. a useful piece of advice or information that helps you do or understand something:

• He occasionally gets pointers on public speaking from media consultants.

2. something that shows how a situation is developing or is a sign to what might happen in the future:
pointer to

• The surge in commercial vehicle production was regarded as a pointer to an improvement in the economy.

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pointer UK US /ˈpɔɪntər/ noun [C]
something that is used for pointing at things, for example a long thin stick that you hold to direct attention to a place on a map or words on a board, etc.: »

A laser pointer, which directs a small spot of light onto the screen is ideal when you are giving a presentation.

IT a cursor (= a small arrow on a computer screen that moves to show the point where work is being done)
a helpful piece of advice or information: »

Let me give you some pointers on improving your skills as an interviewee.

something that tells you about an existing situation or one that might develop: pointer to sth »

Staff turnover can also give a pointer to staff morale.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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