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back·space

 (băk′spās′)
intr.v. back·spaced, back·spac·ing, back·spac·es
a. To move an onscreen cursor one character to the left, typically deleting the character that is there, by pressing the backspace key.
b. To move a typewriter carriage back one space by striking the backspace key.
n.
The backspace key.

backspace

(ˈbækˌspeɪs)
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to move a (typewriter carriage) backwards
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a typewriter key that effects such a movement

back•space

(ˈbækˌspeɪs)

v. -spaced, -spac•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to move the typing element of a typewriter, the cursor on a computer display, etc., one space backward, as by depressing a special key.
n.
2. the labeled key on a keyboard used for backspacing.

backspace


Past participle: backspaced
Gerund: backspacing

Imperative
backspace
backspace
Present
I backspace
you backspace
he/she/it backspaces
we backspace
you backspace
they backspace
Preterite
I backspaced
you backspaced
he/she/it backspaced
we backspaced
you backspaced
they backspaced
Present Continuous
I am backspacing
you are backspacing
he/she/it is backspacing
we are backspacing
you are backspacing
they are backspacing
Present Perfect
I have backspaced
you have backspaced
he/she/it has backspaced
we have backspaced
you have backspaced
they have backspaced
Past Continuous
I was backspacing
you were backspacing
he/she/it was backspacing
we were backspacing
you were backspacing
they were backspacing
Past Perfect
I had backspaced
you had backspaced
he/she/it had backspaced
we had backspaced
you had backspaced
they had backspaced
Future
I will backspace
you will backspace
he/she/it will backspace
we will backspace
you will backspace
they will backspace
Future Perfect
I will have backspaced
you will have backspaced
he/she/it will have backspaced
we will have backspaced
you will have backspaced
they will have backspaced
Future Continuous
I will be backspacing
you will be backspacing
he/she/it will be backspacing
we will be backspacing
you will be backspacing
they will be backspacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backspacing
you have been backspacing
he/she/it has been backspacing
we have been backspacing
you have been backspacing
they have been backspacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backspacing
you will have been backspacing
he/she/it will have been backspacing
we will have been backspacing
you will have been backspacing
they will have been backspacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backspacing
you had been backspacing
he/she/it had been backspacing
we had been backspacing
you had been backspacing
they had been backspacing
Conditional
I would backspace
you would backspace
he/she/it would backspace
we would backspace
you would backspace
they would backspace
Past Conditional
I would have backspaced
you would have backspaced
he/she/it would have backspaced
we would have backspaced
you would have backspaced
they would have backspaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backspace - the typewriter key used for back spacingbackspace - the typewriter key used for back spacing
key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
typewriter keyboard - a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed
Verb1.backspace - hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboardbackspace - hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard; "To erase, you must backspace"
type, typewrite - write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please"
Translations

backspace

[ˈbækspeɪs] (Typ)
A. VIretroceder
B. Nretroceso m, tecla f de retroceso

backspace

[ˈbækspeɪs]
vi (on keyboard)appuyer sur la touche retour
n (= key) → touche f retour arrière

backspace

[ˈbækˌspeɪs] vi (in typing) → battere il tasto di ritorno
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