Glossary of Terms

Caret is often used synonymously with Cursor. However Caret is the indicator where typed text will be inserted or will overwrite. The caret character was typically an editors mark (^) showing where a correction should be inserted.
Cursor and Caret are often used synonymously. The Cursor is a mark to signify some action other than text insertion. For example there is a CopyCursor (engaged by Shift - Copy) which indicates where text will be copied from when the Copy key is used.
A Dialogue Box
Object Linking and Embedding
The Mouse pointer

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