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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

Definition of backspace

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

1983

First Known Use of backspace

1983


BACKSPACE Defined for English Language Learners


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backspace

noun back·space

Definition of backspace for English Language Learners

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


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