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[spel-chek] /ˈspɛlˌtʃɛk/
verb (used with object)
to process (a document) with a spell checker; check the spelling of.
noun, Also, spell check
a check for misspellings by using a spell checker. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for spell check
  • Please oh please spell check your comments my brain hurts when reading horribly spelled words.
  • The author must have used spell check without taking the time to do any editing or proofreading.
  • Search spell check web browser in your favorite search engine.
  • Founder of winning companies from spell check to biotech.
  • Peggy, you might make your point a little more eloquently if you use spell check.
  • The verbiage devoted to the denigration of spell check could fill a dictionary.
  • In an age of spell check and grammar check, errors reflect a carelessness that could be significant.
  • It seems that many of them have yet to have discovered spell check.
  • Please be sure that you spell check your listing before submitting.
  • No, the e-branch system does not allow you to spell check the content you enter into your site.
Contemporary definitions for spell check

to check the accuracy of the spelling of an electronic document with the use of a software program that compares words in the document with a wordlist of acceptable spellings

Usage Note

also noun's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for spell check

"to use a computer's spell checker application on a document," by 1985. The applications themselves date to the late 1970s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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