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spell checker

or spell·check·er (spĕl′chĕk′ər)
n.
An application within most word processing programs that checks for spelling errors in documents.

spell check v.

spell′

(or spell′ing) check`er,


n.
a computer program for checking the spelling of words in an electronic document.
[1980–85]
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Add new words to the spell-check feature on your computer.
The use of spell-check for Oregon's seventh-grade and high school online writing assessment has spurred a welcome dialogue regarding what is important for our kids to know and be able to do around writing.
Just thought I would check that there wasn't an accidental transposition of the letters by spell-check.
But when Microsoft Word's spell-check routinely suggested that future president Barack Obama's last name be "corrected" to "Boatman" well into 2007, it made the widely used software program seem ridiculous.
We do spell-check stories and proof read all pages.
Downloading images takes a while, and features such as spell-check and a thesaurus don't come standard.
Note, however, that the spell-check dictionary is used by all Windows applications--Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and OneNote--but you can edit only in Word.
I guess people get comfortable about the fact that they don't need to be 100% sure about the spelling of a particular word because the spell-check will pick it up.
The dangerously amusing spell-check on my computer renders their names as Galantine and Asthenia, and I am sure that one day someone's inadequate command of that "Ignore" key will immortalize those names in print.
The goal is to provide students with a collection of services available through a roaming profile process," he says, "that allows students to move from computer to computer and have personal settings applied, retain personal browser favorites and bookmarks, spell-check dictionaries, layout-window placements, customized menus, and commands.
As my computer's spell-check begins to a take a vacation from terms like nodularization, GFN, dendrites, tuyeres and rattails, a few parting thoughts as the whistle blows .
Spell-check, grammar-check and syntax-check are all built right in.