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spell-check

[spel-chek] /ˈspɛlˌtʃɛk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to process (a document) with a spell checker; check the spelling of.
noun, Also, spell check
2.
a check for misspellings by using a spell checker.
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  • But there is such a thing as spell-check and ghost writers.
Contemporary definitions for spell-check
verb

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

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