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back +‎ space

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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.
  3. (computing) A non-printable text character representing a backspace.
    Synonym: \b

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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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Unadapted borrowing from English backspace.

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backspace m (plural backspaces)

  1. backspace (computer key)