backspace
I. intransitive verb Date: 1911 to move back a space in a text with the press of a key II. noun Date: 1983 an instance of backspacing; also the key pressed in backspacing

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  • Backspace — rot markiert Die Backspace Taste (deutsch: Rückschritttaste, Rücktaste oder Rücklöschtaste, keine gebräuchliche Abkürzung) ist eine Taste der PC Tastatur, die bei Betätigung den Cursor um eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • backspace — ackspace, backspacer ackspacer . 1. The key on a typewriter or other keyboard used for back spacing. Syn: backspace key. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backspace — ackspace, v. i. In typing text, to press the backspace key so as to reposition the carriage or cursor on the previous space. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backspace — back‧space [ˈbækspeɪs] noun [singular] the part of a computer keyboard or typewriter that you press to move backwards towards the beginning of a line or to remove something that you have just written * * * backspace UK US /ˈbækspeɪs/ noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • backspace — also back space, 1899, in reference to keyboarding, from BACK (Cf. back) (adv.) + SPACE (Cf. space). We have had the pleasure of examining one of the 1899 model Hammond typewriters, with the new back space key. This new feature is certainly an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • backspace — (izg. bȅkspeis) m DEFINICIJA inform. tipka na tipkovnici kojom se kursor pomiče za jedno mjesto unatrag uz brisanje znaka koji se tamo nalazi ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • backspace — [bak′spās΄] vi. backspaced, backspacing to move a typewriter carriage, cursor, etc. back along the same line one space at a time by depressing a special key (backspacer) …   English World dictionary

  • Backspace — A backspace key Backspace is the keyboard key that originally pushed the typewriter carriage one position backwards, and in modern computer displays moves the cursor one position backwards, deletes the preceding character, and shifts back the… …   Wikipedia

  • Backspace — Клавиша Backspace Backspace (возврат, букв. «пробел назад»), BS, забой  клавиша на клавиатуре компьютера, служащая для удаления символа (символов), находящегося до курсора (слева напр …   Википедия

  • Backspace — Retour arrière Retour arrière (en anglais backspace) est une touche de clavier informatique située juste au dessus de la touche entrée, et qui est principalement utilisée pour « revenir en arrière », c est à dire le plus souvent pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • backspace — The character (CTRL H) that causes the cursor on your screen to move back one space. See also destructive backspace, non destructive backspace …   Dictionary of telecommunications

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