backspace

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back +‎ space

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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backspace (plural backspaces)

  1. The key on a typewriter that moves the head one position backwards.
  2. (computing) A keyboard key used for removing a character behind the cursor, and moving the cursor one position backwards.

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Verb[edit]

backspace (third-person singular simple present backspaces, present participle backspacing, simple past and past participle backspaced)

  1. (computing) To remove a character behind a cursor.
  2. (computing) To move a magnetic tape to a previous block.

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Noun[edit]

backspace m (plural backspaces)

  1. backspace (computer key)