spellcheck

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See also: spell-check and spell check

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from spellchecker.

Verb[edit]

spellcheck (third-person singular simple present spellchecks, present participle spellchecking, simple past and past participle spellchecked)

  1. To check that words in written text are properly spelled.
  2. (transitive) To run a spellchecker on (a document).

Noun[edit]

spellcheck (plural spellchecks)

  1. The act of spellchecking.
    You'd better run another spellcheck now that you've written that extra chapter.
  2. A spellchecker.
    My wordprocessor is supposed to have a spellcheck, but I don't know how to use it.