a computer program for checking the spelling of words in an electronic document.
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Also called spelling checker.
Origin of spell checker
First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for spell checker
/ (ˈspɛlˌtʃɛkə) /
computing a program that highlights any word in a word-processed document that is not recognized as being correctly spelt
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