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4 definitions found
 for backspace
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  backspace \backspace\, backspacer \backspacer\n.
     1. The key on a typewriter or other keyboard used for back
        spacing.
  
     Syn: backspace key.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  backspace \backspace\, v. i.
     In typing text, to press the backspace key so as to
     reposition the carriage or cursor on the previous space.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  backspace
      n 1: the typewriter key used for back spacing [syn: backspace
           key, backspace, backspacer]
      v 1: hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard;
           "To erase, you must backspace"

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  backspace
  BS
  
      (BS) ASCII code 8, Control-H.  The control
     character that should cause most output devices to move their
     current output position back to the previous character so that
     the next character output will replace (or overprint) it.
     Inputting a backspace (typically by pressing the backspace
     key) causes many systems to delete the character before the
     input cursor, though others use delete for this.
  
     See twirling baton for an imaginitive use of backspace.
  
     (2003-10-25)
  

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