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English definition of “backward”
/ˈbæk·wərd/ adv [not gradable] (also backwards /ˈbæk·wərdz/) (TOWARD THE BACK)
› toward the direction that is opposite to the one in which you are facing or opposite to the usual direction: He took a step backward. He began counting backward: "Ten, nine, eight . . ." She was skating around the rink, backward and forward.