backspace

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈbækˌspeɪs/

Noun[change]

Singular
backspace

Plural
backspaces

  1. A backspace is a key on the keyboard of a computer or typewriter that erases the letter before the cursor.
    I pressed backspace because I accidentally typed the wrong letter.

Verb[change]

Plain form
backspace

Third-person singular
backspaces

Past tense
backspaced

Past participle
backspaced

Present participle
backspacing

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  1. (computing) (intransitive) When you backspace, you erase the letter before the cursor.
    No, that's wrong. Backspace here, and delete this word too.