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English definition of “spellcheck”

spellcheck

verb [T] uk   /ˈspelˌtʃek/ us  
to use a computer program that makes certain that the words in a document have the correct letters in the correct orderOperating computers
spellcheck
noun [C] uk   us  
It's always a good idea to run a spellcheck once you've finished writing.Operating computers
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