checklist

noun
check·list | \ˈchek-ˌlist \

Definition of checklist 

: a list of things to be checked or done a pilot's checklist before takeoff also : a comprehensive list

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Examples of checklist in a Sentence

Before takeoff the pilot went down his checklist of safety precautions. I still have one thing left to do on my checklist. a checklist of bird species
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Recent Examples on the Web

Kaling also spoke of the importance of not adhering to a checklist in life. Fox News, "Mindy Kaling roasts Trump at Dartmouth graduation," 10 June 2018 Kaling also spoke of the importance of not adhering to a checklist in life. Stephanie Morales, USA TODAY, "Mindy Kaling to Dartmouth grads: Trump is a testament to 'insane confidence'," 10 June 2018 Kaling also spoke of the importance of not adhering to a checklist in life. Stephanie Morales, The Seattle Times, "Mindy Kaling jokes about Trump, toilet plungers at Dartmouth," 10 June 2018 Kaling also spoke of the importance of not adhering to a checklist in life. Stephanie Morales, BostonGlobe.com, "Mindy Kaling jokes about Trump, toilet plungers at Dartmouth," 10 June 2018 My firm also uses a checklist whenever clients are transferring money. WSJ, "How Integrating Processes Into CRM Systems Can Improve Client Service," 20 Mar. 2018 No more frantic crowds racing from vista to vista, imbecilic with checklists in the guidebooks. Christopher Ketcham, The New Republic, "The Future Is the Car-Free National Park," 10 Apr. 2018 This is your ultimate checklist for what to pack, but also be sure to check out Teen Vogue’s Back to School Awards for specific brands and products picked by the pros. Kate Dwyer, Teen Vogue, "What To Bring To College: 97 Things Every Freshman Needs on Their Packing List," 12 July 2018 The idea is simple — each student is to complete an approachable, achievable checklist bulleted with 50 acts of kindness. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Kids Everywhere Are Spreading Happiness With the Great Kindness Challenge," 24 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of checklist

1853, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near checklist

check key

checkle

checkline

checklist

check lock

check mark

checkmate

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checklist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of checklist

: a list of things to be checked or done

: a list that includes many or all things of a certain kind

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