What does backspace mean?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word backspace? Here's what it means.

  1. The key on a typewriter that moves the head one position backwards.
  2. (computing) A keyboard key used for removing a character behind the cursor, and moving the cursor one position backwards.
  3. (computing) The non-printable text character representing a backspace.
  1. (computing) To remove a character behind a cursor.
  2. (computing) To move a magnetic tape to a previous block.
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