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"spelling" in British English

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spellingnoun

uk   /ˈspel.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈspel.ɪŋ/
A2 [U] forming words with the correct letters in the correct order, or the ability to do this: He's hopeless at spelling. My computer has a program which corrects my spelling. Your essay is full of spelling mistakes/errors.
[C] the way a particular word is spelled: This dictionary includes both British and American spellings of words.

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spellingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈspel·ɪŋ/
the forming of words with the letters in the correct order, or the way in which a word is formed: [C] I shouldn’t be marked wrong just because I used British spellings rather than American.
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