backspace Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “backspace” in the English Dictionary

"backspace" in British English

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backspacenoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈbæk.speɪs/
the ​key that you ​press on a ​computerkeyboard to ​move the cursor (= ​symbolshowingyourplace on the ​screen) to an ​earlierpoint
verb [I] uk   us  
to use the backspace ​key: It's OK - just backspace and ​type it again.
(Definition of backspace from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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backspacenoun [singular]

uk   us   /ˈbækspeɪs/
IT the ​key on a ​computerkeyboard that you use to ​move backwards on a ​line of ​text and ​removeletters that you have already ​typed
(Definition of backspace from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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