a computer program for checking the spelling of words in an electronic document.
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- spell check,
- spell out,
Origin of spell checker
First recorded in 1980–85
Also called spelling checker.
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/ (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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