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Spell Checker

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:55 am
A program that checks the spelling of words in a text document. Spell checkers are particularly valuable for catching typos, but they do not help much when your misspelling creates another valid word; for example, you type too instead of to.

Many word processors come with a built-in spell checker, but you can also purchase stand-alone utilities.