Backspace meaning

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(1) To move to the left. A backspace command to the printer moves the print head one character to the left. See Backspace key.
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The key on a typewriter that moves the head one position backwards.
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(computing) A keyboard key used for removing a character behind the cursor, and moving the cursor one position backwards.
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The backspace key.
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To move a typewriter carriage, cursor, etc. back along the same line one space at a time by depressing a special key (backspacer)
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(computing) To remove a character behind a cursor.
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(computing) To move a magnetic tape to a previous block.
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Origin of backspace