: a computer program that finds and corrects misspelled words in documents, e-mail, etc.

Full Definition of SPELL-CHECKER

:  a computer program that identifies possible misspellings in a block of text by comparing the text with a database of accepted spellings —called also spell-check, spelling checker
spell–check \ˈspel-ˌchek\ verb

First Known Use of SPELL-CHECKER

SPELL-CHECK Defined for Kids


noun spell–check·er \ˈspel-ˌche-kər\

Definition of SPELL-CHECKER for Kids

:  a computer program that shows the user any words that might be incorrectly spelled


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