From Pluralpedia, the collaborative plurality dictionary
backspace (n.)
Applies toheadspaces
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A backspace is a headspace that is distant from the front, or any fronts that may exist in the system, and may be tangentially connected at most. These spaces may be seen stereotypically in a given system as aloof, irrelevant, or generally just unexplored, but they don't have to be. They are defined by existing distant from the front, and generally managing their own affairs, without influencing or being influenced by the body, even if people from there may front. This term may also can indicate the concept as a whole as present in any system, and refer to ALL backspaces within a given system or networked with a given body.

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  • Aster is a term for sidesystems that exist primarily or fully in backspace.
  • Asterflux is a term for sidesystems or headspaces that change from being backspaces to not being backspaces, which may be frequent.
  • Astergenic is an origin term for asters and other backspaces, that have or feel like they have existed in parallel to the more front-facing parts of a system from before they were discovered.
  • Asterplex is a term for any collection of asters, or larger units of backspaces.
  • Asterspace is a term for any cohesive intercommunicative group of backspaces, asters, and/or asterplexes, which may have a shared narrative or history, despite not forming any singular unit.
  • Astron is a term for any world that is a backspace.
  • Protoaster is an origin term for asters or backspaces that have existed or feel they have existed since the inception of the system, or throughout the life of the body before the system formed. This does not have to be a literal belief, and can be based on exomemories as well.