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[chek-list] /ˈtʃɛkˌlɪst/
Also, check list. a list of items, as names or tasks, for comparison, verification, or other checking purposes.
verb (used with object)
to enter (an item) on a checklist.
verb (used without object)
to enter items on a checklist.
Origin of checklist
1850-55, Americanism; check1 + list1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • Kelly completed her scan, glanced down at the checklist in her hand.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • Every year, following the publication of the checklist, we receive a number of queries.

    Checklist Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The titles in the major portion of the checklist are listed in a single comprehensive index by author.

    Checklist Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Subsequent to the publication of their checklist of the Mexican amphibia , numerous taxonomic changes have been proposed.

Word Origin and History for checklist

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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