Spell-check



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.
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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    noun 1. a computer program for checking the spelling of words in an electronic document.



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