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spellchecker

Line breaks: spell|check¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈspɛltʃɛkə(r)
 
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Definition of spellchecker in English:

noun

A computer program which checks the spelling of words in files of text, typically by comparison with a stored list of words.
Example sentences
  • If you're familiar with the spellchecker in a word processor, you'll get on with this tool instantly.
  • No matter how good you are with words, a spellchecker is an indispensable tool.
  • When you run the spellchecker, it checks the spellings of words, says ok this word is wrong, do you want it changed.

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