from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An application within most word processing programs that checks for spelling errors in documents.
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- n. A software application that attempts to verify spelling (and sometimes grammar, a grammar checker) in a document.
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Note: Note: On page 1787, paragraph 2, line 5, I have changed "schol" to "school"; on page 1787, paragraph 3, line 1, I have changed "chools" to "schools" [Judy Boss] Spell-check and verification made against printed text using WordPerfect spell checker
This version also had available a companion spell checker called Goodspell.