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backspace

noun [S] uk   /ˈbæk.speɪs/ us  
the key that you press on a computer keyboard to move the cursor (= symbol showing your place on the screen) to an earlier point
backspace
verb [I] uk   us  
to use the backspace key: It's OK - just backspace and type it again.
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