Multiple fonts in "font-family"?

I started using VSCode and whenever I add a font the IDE automatically gives suggestions such as

 font-family: 'Courier New', Courier, monospace;

I’d like to understand what it means to have multiple fonts like there are above? Is ‘Courier New’ some sort of mix of Courier and Monospace? When I switch from this font-family to Courier, there doesn’t appear to be a difference?

Ok So I just learnt these are “fallback” fonts?

It is listing backup fonts so that if your site is seen on a browser that doesn’t support the first one, then the second one can hopefully be found etc.

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