Meaning of POINTER in English

POINTER

transcription, транскрипция: [ pɔɪntə(r) ]

( pointers)

1.

A pointer is a piece of advice or information which helps you to understand a situation or to find a way of making progress.

I hope at least my daughter was able to offer you some useful pointers...

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2.

A pointer to something suggests that it exists or gives an idea of what it is like. ( mainly BRIT )

Sunday’s elections should be a pointer to the public mood.

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3.

A pointer is a long stick that is used to point at something such as a large chart or diagram when explaining something to people.

She tapped on the world map with her pointer.

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4.

The pointer on a measuring instrument is the long, thin piece of metal that points to the numbers.

= needle

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