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–checkplay \ˈspel-ˌchek\ verb
First Known Use of spell–checker
SPELL–CHECKER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of spell–checker for Students
: a computer program that shows the user any words that might be incorrectly spelled
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