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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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