spell checker


noun

a computer program for checking the spelling of words in an electronic document.

Nearby words

  1. speleology,
  2. speleotherapy,
  3. spelk,
  4. spell,
  5. spell check,
  6. spell out,
  7. spell-check,
  8. spell-checker,
  9. spellbind,
  10. spellbinder

Origin of spell checker

First recorded in 1980–85

Also called spelling checker.

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British Dictionary definitions for spellchecker

spellchecker

/ (ˈspɛlˌtʃɛkə) /

noun

computing a program that highlights any word in a word-processed document that is not recognized as being correctly spelt
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