Definition of back button in English:

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back button

noun

Computing
(In a graphical user interface) an icon, typically displaying an arrow pointing to the left, that may be selected in order to return to the previous page or screen: click the back button on your browser to return to this page
More example sentences
  • Click any thumbnail to see the full-size diagram, then use your Web browser's Back button to return to this page.
  • People are impatient when waiting for pages to download - you only have around 5 seconds before your visitor hits the Back button.
  • If a visitor has to click or scroll to figure out what your site is about, the only thing they'll click is the back button.

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