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pointer 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈpointər/,
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pointers, plural;
  1. A long thin piece of metal on a scale or dial that moves to indicate a figure or position

  2. A rod used for pointing to features on a map or chart

  3. A hint as to what might happen in the future
    • - the figures were a pointer to gradual economic recovery
  4. A small piece of advice; a tip
    • - here are some pointers on how to go about the task
  5. A variable whose value is the address of another variable; a link

  6. A dog of a breed that on scenting game stands rigid looking toward it


  1. arrow: a mark to indicate a direction or relation
  2. an indicator as on a dial
  3. cursor: (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions
  4. a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
  5. In computer science, a pointer is a programming language data type whose value refers directly to (or "points to") another value stored elsewhere in the computer memory using its address. ...
  6. A pointing breed is a type of gundog typically used in finding game. Gundogs are traditionally divided into three classes: retrievers, flushing dogs, and pointing breeds. The name pointer comes from the dog's instinct to point, by stopping and aiming its muzzle towards game. ...
  7. The German shorthaired pointer (GSP) is a breed of dog developed in the 19th century in Germany for hunting.
  8. Pointer is the official journal of the Singapore Armed Forces. It is issued quarterly, and read primarily by SAF officers, warrant officers, and civilian employees of the Ministry of Defense. It is also distributed to various international military and defense-related organizations.
  9. A pointer or pointing stick is a solid rod used to point manually, in the form of a stick, but always finished off or artificially produced.
  10. Pointer was a mobile phone network of Finnish Posti- ja telelaitos (now TeliaSonera Finland) for a short time on the 1980s. The technology was similar to usual cordless phones, which could be used on hotspots around Finland, at least to make calls. Pointer phones lacked roaming capability. ...
  11. Anything that points or is used for pointing; A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device; A breed of hunting dog; A variable which holds the address of a memory location where a value can be stored; An icon that ...
  12. (Pointers) or Pointer Stars  Dubhe and Merak (Alphae and Beta Ursae Majoris), the two stars in the Big Dipper that point the way to Polaris, the North Star.
  13. (Pointers) should be used when the called function is going to retain a reference (alias) to the object you are passing. Explicit use of pointers lets the reader know aliasing is occurring. (all from USG).
  14. (Pointings (1)) Means of indicating vowel sounds in a Hebrew text. Became fully standard by about 1000 AD.
  15. When you look through the eyepiece lens, you may see a pointer.  By turning the eyepiece, you can rotate the pointer around.
  16. A variable in a language like C that contains the exact memory location of some other item. Perl handles pointers internally so you don't have to worry about them. ...
  17. A pointer is 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. ...
  18. A data item that specifies the location of another data item; for example, a data item that specifies the address of the next employee record to be processed. [IEEE 610]
  19. (aka. cursor) = a thing that appears on the screen to point to something on that screen
  20. in the DATA step, a programming tool that SAS uses to keep track of its position in the input or output buffer.
  21. The symbol for the location which will receive your clicks.
  22. (n.) a data object that has the POINTER attribute. It may not be referenced or defined unless it is pointer associated with a target. If it is an array, it does not have a shape unless it is pointer associated.
  23. Rod or stick used to indicate things on a map, screen, etc.
  24. Text at the end of an article indicating where in the newspaper or magazine the reader can find related articles.
  25. Synonym for reference (not exactly, but for this course, they can be considered synonyms)