spell checker

noun
a computer program for checking the spelling of words in an electronic document.
Also called spelling checker.


Origin:
1980–85

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Use your word processor's spell checker for spelling.
Results also indicated no noticeable improvement in students' spelling because
  of the availability of the spell checker.
Use a spell checker for spelling and proofread it by hand, as a spell checker
  can miss a lot of errors.
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