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Definition: Delete key


The keyboard key used to delete the text character at, or to the right of, the screen cursor. Pressing Delete (DEL) also deletes the currently highlighted text, image or group of images. The Delete key removes characters to the right of the cursor, whereas the Backspace key deletes to the left. See Backspace key.




All Over the Place
This industry cannot agree on much, even the placement of the Delete key on a keyboard.