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The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
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English

Etymology

back + space

Noun

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Singular
backspace

Plural
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backspace ({{{1}}})
  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.

Translations

  • Icelandic: hop n.

Verb

Infinitive
to backspace

Third person singular
backspac

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to backspace (third-person singular simple present backspac, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (computing) To remove a character behind a cursor.
  2. (computing) To move a magnetic tape to a previous block.

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