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checklist

[chek-list]
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noun
  1. Also check list. a list of items, as names or tasks, for comparison, verification, or other checking purposes.
verb (used with object)
  1. to enter (an item) on a checklist.
verb (used without object)
  1. to enter items on a checklist.

Origin of checklist

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; check1 + list1
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British Dictionary definitions for check list

check list

noun
  1. a list of items, facts, names, etc, to be checked or referred to for comparison, identification, or verification
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Word Origin and History for check list

checklist

n.

also check-list, 1853, American English, from check + list (n.). Two words until c.1880; hyphenated until late 20c.

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