Definition of Backspace

1. Noun. The typewriter key used for back spacing.

Exact synonyms: Backspace Key, Backspacer
Generic synonyms: Key
Group relationships: Typewriter Keyboard



2. Verb. Hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard. "To erase, you must backspace"
Generic synonyms: Type, Typewrite
Derivative terms: Backspacer

Definition of Backspace

1. Noun. The key on a typewriter that moves the head one position backwards. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A keyboard key used for removing a character behind the cursor, and moving the cursor one position backwards. ¹

3. Verb. (computing) To remove a character behind a cursor. ¹

4. Verb. (computing) To move a magnetic tape to a previous block. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backspace

1. [v -CED, -CING, -CES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backspace

backslappers
backslapping
backslaps
backslash
backslashed
backslashes
backslashing
backslid
backslidden
backslide
backslider
backsliders
backslides
backsliding
backslidings
backspace (current term)
backspace character
backspace key
backspaceable
backspaced
backspacer
backspaces
backspacing
backspin
backspinning
backspins
backsplash
backsplashes
backspot flyingfish
backspun

Literary usage of Backspace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for Windows by SAS Institute (2004)
"... C Ctnl + X Delete backspace on Shift + backspace Ctnl + Delete Ctnl + backspace Enten Ctnl + V Ctnl + Y Alt + Shift + backspace Ctnl + Z Alt + backspace ..."

2. This Isn't Excel, It's Magic!: Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most of by Bob Umlas (2005)
"Ctrl/backspace brings that selection into view, and Shift/backspace brings ... So, if this is the before picture: then Shift/backspace will simply have cell ..."

3. Altova Xmlspy 2005 User & Reference Manual by Altova (2005)
"14.11.1 Back backspace This command displays a previously viewed page. You can also use the keyboard backspace key to achieve the same effect. ..."

4. Getting Started with SAS(R) Enterprise Miner(tm) 5.2 by SAS Institute, SAS Publishing (CRT), SAS Institute Staff (2006)
"19 In the Edit Transformation window, select Format and then press the backspace key to clear the text box. Leave the Format value blank in order to use the ..."

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