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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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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

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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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