checkbox

noun

check·​box ˈchek-ˌbäks How to pronounce checkbox (audio)
variants or check box
plural checkboxes or check boxes
: a small box (as in a checklist) in which to place a check mark (see check entry 2 sense 7) to make a selection, indicate completion of a task, etc.

Examples of checkbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the first time, Hispanic or Latino is listed as one race/ethnicity category and people of Middle Eastern or North African descent will have their own checkbox under new race and ethnicity standards adopted by the Biden administration. Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News, 28 Mar. 2024 The checkbox should catch this, ensuring the death would be counted as maternal. Robin Fields, ProPublica, 5 Apr. 2024 Experts say that clarifying the purpose of the checkbox in a more direct way could help improve the quality of data collection. Deidre McPhillips, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 This should not be lip service or a checkbox exercise, but continual, ongoing learning, encouraged by dedicated learning time. Jakub Lamik, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 The pregnancy checkbox included on death certificates in the US asks whether the person was pregnant or recently pregnant but does not address whether the pregnancy contributed to the death. Deidre McPhillips, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 That last group includes a manual barrel and pincushion slider, along with a checkbox for Defringe. PCMAG, 5 Feb. 2024 Notably, California’s pregnancy checkbox remains to this day slightly out of sync with CDC guidelines for death certificates. Lyman R. Stone, National Review, 28 Jan. 2024 This should be a wake-up call for every agency across the country, do not rest until wellness is truly a priority, not a checkbox. Luke Barr, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of checkbox was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“Checkbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkbox. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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