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English definition of “backward”

backward

adjective (OPPOSITE DIRECTION)    /ˈbæk.wəd/ US  /-wɚd/
towards the direction that is the opposite to the one in which you are facing : She left without a backward glance . He did a brilliant backward somersault .Backwards, sideways and back and forth
(Definition of backward adjective (OPPOSITE DIRECTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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