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Meaning of "backspace" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BACKSPACE

backspace  [ˈbækˌspeɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BACKSPACE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Backspace is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb backspace in English.

WHAT DOES BACKSPACE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

backspace

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.

Definition of backspace in the English dictionary

The definition of backspace in the dictionary is to move a backwards. Other definition of backspace is a typewriter key that effects such a movement.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BACKSPACE

PRESENT

Present
I backspace
you backspace
he/she/it backspaces
we backspace
you backspace
they backspace
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I backspaced
you backspaced
he/she/it backspaced
we backspaced
you backspaced
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will backspace
you will backspace
he/she/it will backspace
we will backspace
you will backspace
they will backspace
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would backspace
you would backspace
he/she/it would backspace
we would backspace
you would backspace
they would backspace
Conditional continuous
I would be backspacing
you would be backspacing
he/she/it would be backspacing
we would be backspacing
you would be backspacing
they would be backspacing
Conditional perfect
I would have backspace
you would have backspace
he/she/it would have backspace
we would have backspace
you would have backspace
they would have backspace
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been backspacing
you would have been backspacing
he/she/it would have been backspacing
we would have been backspacing
you would have been backspacing
they would have been backspacing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you backspace
we let´s backspace
you backspace
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to backspace
Past participle
backspaced
Present Participle
backspacing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BACKSPACE


aerospace
ˈɛərəˌspeɪs
airspace
ˈɛəˌspeɪs
carapace
ˈkærəˌpeɪs
cyberspace
ˈsaɪbəˌspeɪs
headspace
ˈhɛdˌspeɪs
hydrospace
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈspeɪs
hyperspace
ˌhaɪpəˈspeɪs
interspace
ˌɪntəˈspeɪs
lipase
ˈlaɪpeɪs
loadspace
ˈləʊdˌspeɪs
meatspace
ˈmiːtˌspeɪs
midspace
ˌmɪdˈspeɪs
MySpace
ˈmaɪˌspeɪs
outpace
aʊtˈpeɪs
pace
peɪs
phospholipase
ˌfɒsfəʊˈlaɪpeɪs
respace
riːˈspeɪs
space
speɪs
subspace
ˈsʌbˌspeɪs
webspace
ˈwɛbspeɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BACKSPACE

backshore
backside
backsight
backslap
backslapper
backslash
backslid
backslide
backslider
backsliding
backspace key
backspacer
backspeir
backspin
backsplash
backstab
backstabber
backstage
backstage pass
backstair

WORDS THAT END LIKE BACKSPACE

crawl space
deep space
disk space
double-space
floor space
free space
hair space
interstellar space
life space
linear space
living space
metric space
office space
outer space
personal space
sample space
single-space
snail´s pace
third space
vector space
work space

Synonyms and antonyms of backspace in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «backspace» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BACKSPACE

Find out the translation of backspace to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of backspace from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «backspace» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

退格键
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

retroceso
570 millions of speakers

English

backspace
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बैकस्पेस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسافة للخلف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

забой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

backspace
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাকস্পেস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

backspace
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Backspace
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rücktaste
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バックスペース
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

백 스페이스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Backspace
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Backspace
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னிட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅकस्पेस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geri tuşu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

backspace
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Backspace
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

забій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

backspace
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

backspace
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Back Space
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

backsteg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

backspace
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of backspace

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKSPACE»

The term «backspace» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.095 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKSPACE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «backspace» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «backspace» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about backspace

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BACKSPACE»

Discover the use of backspace in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to backspace and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual
The backspace of the wheel is the distance from the back of the wheel hub to the rear of the rim. When comparing wheels of different rim width it's important to note that compared to a standard Sprite/Midget wheel, the backspace can be the ...
Daniel Stapleton, 2008
2
Word 2013 For Dummies
Only two keys delete text: Backspace and Delete. How these keys work, and how much of your text they can delete, depends on how the keys are used, as described in this section. Deleting single characters Use the Backspace and Delete ...
Dan Gookin, 2013
3
Applied Computer Keyboarding
NEW KEYS: BACKSPACE AND TAB 20 20A Conditioning Practice Key each line twice SS; then key a 1' writing on line 3. Find gwam. 1 Zelda Majewski quickly bought four expensive cats. Alphabet OBJECTIVES 1. To learn reach technique ...
Jack P. Hoggatt, Jon Shank, 2008
4
How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis and Suspension
In other words, a 15 x 14-inch wheel with a 4-1/2-inch backspace will be lighter than an identical wheel with a 7-1/2-inch backspace. Typically, this is an across- the-board situation with all wheel manufacturers. Its' no secret a contemporary ...
Wayne Scraba, 2007
5
Photoshop CS3 Bible
Try these techniques for using Backspace (Win) or Delete (Mac): n Background color, method 1: To fill a selection on the background layer with solid background color, press Backspace (Win) or Delete (Mac). The selection outline remains ...
Laurie Ulrich Fuller, Robert C. Fuller, 2011
6
Word 2010 All-in-One For Dummies
Backspace: Deletes the character to the left of the insertion point ✦ Delete: Deletes the character to the right of the insertion point If you immediately catch a typing mistake, press the Backspace key to obliterate it and then type the correct text.
Doug Lowe, 2010
7
Revisiting the Speed Accuracy Tradeoff: A Study of Informal ...
Total .831 .169 46 w/o backspace .906 .168 22 w/ backspace .965 .072 24 Total . 937 .129 46 w/o backspace .749 .262 22 w/ backspace .821 .158 24 Total .787 . 215 46 w/o backspace .861 .178 22 w/ backspace .968 .095 24 Total .917 .149 ...
Liwei Dai, 2008
8
Century 21TM Computer Skills and Applications, Lessons 1-90
LESSON 25 New Keys: Backspace, Quotation Mark (“), and Tab • Learn reach technique for Backspace key, quotation mark, and Tab key. • Improve and check keying speed. OUTCOMES Warmup alphabet caps lock easy 1Jacky can now give ...
Jack P. Hoggatt, Jon A. Shank, James Smith, 2014
9
Century 21TM Computer Keyboarding, Lessons 1-80
Lesson 20 20A New Keys: BaCKsPaCe, QUOTaTION MaRK (“), aNd TaB • To learn reach technique for the BACKSPACE key and TAB key. • To improve and check keying speed. O B J E C T I V E S Conditioning Practice Key each line twice ...
Jack P. Hoggatt, Jon A. Shank, 2009
10
DigiTools: Communication, Information, and Technology Skills
Activity 3-75 KEY BACKSPACE FIGURE 3-58 BACKSPACE Right little finger INSTANT MESSAGE This symbol means to delete. Activity 3-76 KEY TAB The BACKSPACE key is used to delete characters. You should key the backspace key with ...
Karl Barksdale, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BACKSPACE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term backspace is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Lenovo LaVie Z series review: super light, super compromised
In some cases, like with Ctrl and Backspace, the buttons aren't much bigger than my thumbnail. It doesn't help that the Backspace key is tucked ... «Engadget, Jul 15»
2
Female athletes have gained equality on US stage
If you grew up with the Internet and have no idea how the backspace on a typewriter works, then you probably won't get this. I'm old. Over the ... «Florida Today, Jul 15»
3
Fringe Review: Klondyke
... people in the audience, which would have seemed okay in smaller spots like the Extra Space, the Solo Room or Passe Muraille Backspace. «NOW Magazine, Jul 15»
4
Kory Teneycke and me – questions for a reluctant Tory campaign …
... it would turn out to be a magical nasal backspace key. It was just one of many awkward moments for the Conservative campaign spokesman. «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
5
Fringe Review: Life Records
... a sense of changing moods, time and geography in the intimate Passe Muraille Backspace. There's an especially good use of a little corner. «NOW Magazine, Jul 15»
6
$750.00Buy now. Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Special Edition 2-in-1 See it.
Despite its spacious interior, several keys – including Backspace and the Shift keys – are smaller than they should be on 13-inch laptop. It's not ... «Digital Trends, Jul 15»
7
Kia ora: Martinborough
They also have an area called Backspace where local artists host exhibitions. Top shop: Pain and Kershaw have supplied the locals since ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
8
Lenovo Yoga 3 Review (14-inch model): Better is Bigger
... issues finding the correct keys while touch typing despite a few keys being smaller than normal (such as the right shift and backspace keys). «Notebook Review, Jul 15»
9
Backspace: 'Little Flop of Horrors'
Backspace: 'Little Flop of Horrors'. Added by Jerm on 29 June 2015. Saved under Jerm, Top Tags: Backspace, Eskom, Jerm ... «TechCentral, Jun 15»
10
Lenovo LaVie Z review: Amazingly light and powerful, but not worth …
The keys are tiny (the backspace key is much smaller than it should be) and feel like they were cramped just to fit the size of the laptop. Lenovo ... «WinBeta, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Backspace [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/backspace>. Mar 2020 ».
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