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English definition of “backspace”

backspace

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