Meaning of “spell check” in the English Dictionary

"spell check" in Business English

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spell checknoun [ C or U ]

uk us IT

also spellchecker, spelling checker a computer program that checks that the words in a document have the correct spellings:

I had meant to write 'definitely' rather than 'defiantly' but the computer's spell check hadn't caught the mistake.

spell checkverb [ I or T ]

uk us IT

to use a computer program to check that the words in a document have the correct spellings:

Be sure to spell check the report before you print it.

(Definition of “spell check” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)