English - Vietnamese Dictionary
pointer /'pɔintə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- kín (trên mặt cân, trên đồng hồ đo)
- que (chỉ bản đồ, bảng...)
- (thông tục) lời gợi ý, lời mách nước
- chó săn chỉ điểm (khi thấy thú săn thì đứng sững lại vểnh mõm ra hiệu)
- (thiên văn học) sao chỉ (cặp sao trong nhóm Đại hùng, nối nhau thì chỉ về sao Bắc đẩu)
+a mark to indicate a direction or relation
+an indicator as on a dial
+(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
+a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points game
Advanced English Dictionary
1 indicator, rod, stick; index, sign, arrow, Typography fist:
The pointer is used to call attention to something important.
2 tip, advice, hint, suggestion, recommendation, piece of advice:
McLeod gave me a few pointers on how to improve the restaurant service.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 (informal) a piece of advice: Here are some pointers on how to go about the writing task.
2 ~ (to sth) a sign that sth exists; a sign that shows how sth may develop in the future: The surge in car sales was regarded as an encouraging pointer to an improvement in the economy.
3 a thin strip of metal that points to the numbers on a DIAL on a piece of equipment for measuring sth
4 a stick used to point to things on a map or picture on a wall
5 (computing) a small symbol, for example an arrow that marks a point on a computer screen
6 a large dog used in hunting, trained to stand still with its nose pointing towards the birds being hunted
good, important | clear, obvious | practical, useful
VERB + POINTER
give (sb), provide (sb with)
The examiners comments include pointers for future study.
| ~ to
His symptoms gave no obvious pointer to a possible diagnosis.
| ~ towards
pointers towards a new political agenda
a pointer to the future
2 sth used for pointing
Move the mouse pointer to the menu bar.
A light pointer is often useful with a slide projector.
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