Definition of Backspace key

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

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



Lexicographical Neighbors of Backspace Key

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

Literary usage of Backspace key

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)
"For example, if you assign the backspace key to the Add a new abbreviation command, pressing the backspace key displays the Add Abbreviation dialog box, ..."

2. 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 ..."

3. Altova Xmlspy 2005 User & Reference Manual by Altova (2005)
"You can also use the keyboard backspace key to achieve the same effect. This can be useful if you click a link in your XML document and want to return to it ..."

4. Secure Communications: Tuesday, February 11, 1997 edited by Vernon J. Ehlers (1998)
"In particular, he has not figured out the difference between the "delete" key and the "backspace" key on the keyboard. So every time he makes a mistake, ..."

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