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[chek-in] /ˈtʃɛkˌɪn/
the act or fact of checking in.
Origin of check-in
1915-20; noun use of verb phrase check in Unabridged
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Examples from the web for check-in
  • But when she was seen struggling with a large bag at check-in, airport officials decided to x-ray her luggage.
  • People arriving close to the starting time faced a long line and less-than-swift check-in process.
  • And airlines have shared check-in, gate management and other facilities.
  • One such improvement has been the addition of automated patient check-in using self-service kiosks.
  • Please make sure that the vendor you have chosen is on the approved list to avoid any problems at check-in.
  • After the check-in process was complete, the hotel sent an electronic room key to the guest's mobile phone.
  • The stations also offer remote baggage check-in for air travelers.
British Dictionary definitions for check-in

check in

verb (adverb)
(intransitive) to record one's arrival, as at a hotel or for work; sign in or report
(transitive) to register the arrival of (passengers, etc)
  1. the formal registration of arrival, as at an airport or a hotel
  2. (as modifier): check-in time
the place where one registers arrival at an airport, etc
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Contemporary definitions for check-in

act or instance of showing one's ticket to or registering with an authorized agent, as in an airport or hotel


Check-in may require the presentation of payment, reservations, or other documentation or identification.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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