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checklist

[chek-list] /ˈtʃɛkˌlɪst/
noun
1.
Also, check list. a list of items, as names or tasks, for comparison, verification, or other checking purposes.
verb (used with object)
2.
to enter (an item) on a checklist.
verb (used without object)
3.
to enter items on a checklist.
Origin of checklist
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; check1 + list1
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  • Every year, following the publication of the checklist, we receive a number of queries.

    Checklist Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • This checklist, 1960, is the last of the cumulative checklists.

    Checklist Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Kelly completed her scan, glanced down at the checklist in her hand.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • The titles in the major portion of the checklist are listed in a single comprehensive index by author.

    Checklist Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • We hope this checklist is half as much fun for you to read as it was for us—all things considered—to prepare.

    Checklist Marion Zimmer Bradley
Word Origin and History for checklist
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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