spell-checker

noun spell-check·er \ ˈspel-ˌche-kər \

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

play \ˈspel-ˌchek\ verb

First Known Use of spell-checker

1980



SPELL-CHECKER Defined for English Language Learners

spell-checker

noun

Definition of spell-checker for English Language Learners

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


SPELL-CHECKER Defined for Kids

spell-checker

noun spell-check·er \ ˈspel-ˌche-kər \

Definition of spell-checker for Students

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

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