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An example use of backward in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… forward in time rather than backward and …”
Backward means going or moving in the direction opposite to the direction of one's face.
the word backward occurs in english on average 4.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that backward can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;