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spelling

[spel-ing] /ˈspɛl ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the manner in which words are spelled; orthography.
2.
a group of letters representing a word.
3.
the act of a speller.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (gerund); see spell1, -ing1
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spelling

/ˈspɛlɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of writing words by using the letters conventionally accepted for their formation; orthography
2.
the art or study of orthography
3.
the actual way in which a word is spelt
4.
the ability of a person to spell: John's spelling is good
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