Is Computer Mouse An Acronym?

Yes. The computer mouse is in fact an acronym for “mouse pointing device”.

In other words, computer mice are called mouse-and-pointers. One can get a similar effect with certain sorts of graphics tablets, but the mouse remains the predominant input device for pointing and clicking on graphical user interfaces such as those found on computers, phones, TVs, and supplementary devices such as printers or faxes. Some mice have been developed to steer vehicle steering wheels by being held under one hand while using the index finger of the other hand to point ahead over it virtually – this has been mainly employed by commanders of ships or airplanes who control them from a kiosk near where they sit in order to take their hands off the wheel when necessary.

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