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spelling

noun uk   /ˈspel.ɪŋ/ us  
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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