What does backspace mean?

Definitions for backspaceˈbækˌspeɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word backspace.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backspace key, backspace, backspacer(verb)

    the typewriter key used for back spacing

  2. backspace(verb)

    hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard

    "To erase, you must backspace"


  1. backspace(Noun)

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

  2. backspace(Noun)

    A keyboard key used for removing a character behind the cursor, and moving the cursor one position backwards.

  3. backspace(Verb)

    To remove a character behind a cursor.

  4. backspace(Verb)

    To move a magnetic tape to a previous block.


  1. Backspace

    Backspace is the keyboard key that originally pushed the typewriter carriage one position backwards, and in modern computer systems moves the display cursor one position backwards, deletes the character at that position, and shifts back the text after that position by one position.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backspace in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backspace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ahmed Hussein:

    Don't use " backspace " every moment ,, because every time you do ,, you kill a space !!

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