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backspace

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verb back·space \-ˌspās\

Definition of backspace

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move back a space in a text with the press of a key



1911

First Known Use of backspace

1911


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backspace

noun back·space

Simple Definition of backspace

  • : a key that is pressed on a typewriter or computer keyboard to move back toward the beginning of a line of text

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of backspace

  1. :  an instance of backspacing; also :  the key pressed in backspacing


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