delete key

noun
variants: or delete or less commonly Delete key or Delete
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of delete key

computers
: a key on a computer keyboard that when pressed deletes either a selected item (such as an icon or a block of text) or the character that immediately follows the cursor in a document

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1969

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