Definition of back button in English:

back button


  • (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’
    • ‘Click any thumbnail to see the full-size diagram, then use your Web browser's Back button to return to this page.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘People are impatient when waiting for pages to download - you only have around 5 seconds before your visitor hits the Back button.’
    • ‘Hitting your back button to retreat from the problem will usually just cause more windows to appear.’
    • ‘More impressive are the large screen, simple menu system and sensibly-positioned controls, including a handy Back button for skipping between options.’