spell-check

noun
\ˈspel-ˌchek \
variants: or spellcheck or spell check
plural spell-checks or spellchecks or spell checks

Definition of spell-check 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or process of using a spellchecker to identify possible misspellings do/run a quick spell-check an error found by spell-check also : the function or capability provided by a spellchecker a program equipped with spell-check Have spell-check and instant messaging (oh, the grammar and spelling!) ruined the copy editors of tomorrow? — Stephanie A. Weiss often used before another noun a spell-check device/program/function

spell-check

verb
spell-checked; spell-checking; spell-checks

Definition of spell-check (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to check the spelling of (something, such a document or block of text) by using a spellchecker Not only can I put words together at 10 times the speed of using pen and paper, but I can also transfer those words to the digital realm, where they can be edited, spell-checked, e-mailed, quoted, blogged and Googled.— Steven Johnson

First Known Use of spell-check

Noun

1983, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1983, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2018

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