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checked

[chekt] /tʃɛkt/
adjective
1.
having a pattern of squares; checkered:
a checked shirt.
2.
Phonetics. (of a vowel) situated in a closed syllable (opposed to free).
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See check1, -ed2
Related forms
unchecked, adjective
well-checked, adjective
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Examples for unchecked
  • A white cell that is part of only one entry is called unchecked, unkeyed or uncrossed.
British Dictionary definitions for unchecked

unchecked

/ʌnˈtʃɛkt/
adjective
1.
not prevented from continuing or growing unchecked population growth
2.
not examined or inspected
adverb
3.
without being stopped or hindered the virus could spread unchecked
4.
without being examined or inspected our luggage passed unchecked through customs

checked

/tʃɛkt/
adjective
1.
having a pattern of small squares
2.
(phonetics) (of a syllable) ending in a consonant
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Word Origin and History for unchecked
adj.

late 15c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of check (v.).

checked

adj.

early 15c., "ornamented with a checkered design," past participle adjective from check (v.2).

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