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noun 
  1. Anything that points or is used for pointing.
  2. A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device.
  3. A breed of hunting dog.
  4. (complang) A variable which holds the address of a memory location where, presumeably, a value is stored.
  5. (computing) An icon that indicates the position of the mouse; a cursor.
  6. A tip, a bit of advice (usually plural.)
The instructor gave me some pointers on writing a good paper.
Etymology: pointVerb, to point + -er


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