backspace definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to maneuver the cursor on a computer display screen or even the carriage of a typewriter straight back several spaces by hitting the key useful for this purpose.
    • In typing text, to press the backspace key so as to reposition the carriage or cursor in the past space.
  • noun:
    • One of the keys on a keyboard or typewriter employed for backspacing.
    • One of the keys on a typewriter that moves the head one place backwards.
    • A keyboard key used for eliminating a character behind the cursor, and going the cursor one place backwards.
    • the important thing on a typewriter or other keyboard employed for right back spacing.
    • the typewriter secret employed for right back spacing
  • verb:
    • To remove a character behind a cursor.
    • to go a magnetic tape to a previous block.
    • strike the backspace key on some type of computer or typewriter keyboard

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