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{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The typewriter key used for returning to an area that's already been typed v. - Hit a certain key on a computer or typewriter keyboard.

Usage examples (27)
  • Press backspace a few times to ensure that the cursor is to the far left.
  • To erase, you must backspace
  • The backspace is a little funky but every thing else is great.
  • I went to backspace instead and erased the message. for more
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