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[chek-out] /ˈtʃɛkˌaʊt/

the procedure of vacating and paying for one’s quarters at a hotel.
the time before which a hotel room must be vacated if another day’s charge is not to be made.
an examination of fitness for performance:
The checkout of the new plane was successful.
a series of sequential actions to familiarize oneself with new equipment.
itemization and collection of amounts due for purchases:
Retailers need to improve online checkout.
Also called checkout counter. a counter where customers pay for purchases:
The supermarket has five checkouts.

1944, from check (v.) + out (adv.). Originally “training given to a pilot for using a specific aircraft;” hotel sense is from 1958.


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