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1A person or thing that verifies or examines something:‘a spelling and grammar checker’
examiner, checker, scrutinizer, scrutineer, investigator, surveyor, assessor, appraiser, reviewer, analystView synonyms
- ‘My solution is keep it simple, two firewalls, two operating systems and two virus checkers.’
- ‘As a fact checker, I'm responsible for verifying every last name, number, and nuance of every article I see.’
- ‘The problem is that there are no editors and no fact checkers, so plenty of what you read on blogs is just plain untrue.’
- ‘The checker will also provide info on whether broadband services have been, or will be, affected by planned engineering works.’
- ‘Even the grammar checker on my computer has a problem with that one.’
- ‘The instrument is more objective than human flavor checkers and could help standardize the catfish industry.’
- ‘Men posing as water supply checkers called to a number of homes in the Tramore area and in one instance they managed to make their way into the home of one resident and while one distracted her the other stole the cash.’
- ‘Ultimately, what is wanted is a computer routine similar to the grammar checker which would be programmed to highlight words and phrases which were likely to be misunderstood at the receiving end.’
- ‘But that story has been written and played out so often that you don't need a fact checker to verify that.’
- ‘The post-debate fact checkers will have a field day with it.’
- ‘A nicer system would allow you to fill out your paper by hand, then you insert it in the checker which reads your ballot.’
- ‘Have you ever wondered why the grammar checker in your word processor is so terrible?’
- ‘Sandy is the assistant number checker.’
- ‘The file checker will find damaged files, but it can't fix them.’
- ‘In Berlin, we saw ticket checkers enter subway trains where the on-the-spot fine is $30 and we started buying tickets again.’
- ‘She's used fact checkers, various sources and even called the US State Department way back in 2002 seeking a source for the quote.’
- ‘It doesn't matter how many badge checkers and gun-toting security personnel you've hired.’
- ‘Imagine her embarrassment when the checker got on the public address system and boomed out for the entire store to hear.’
- ‘My target would always be unsuspecting price checkers.’
- ‘It has no editors, no fact checkers and anyone can contribute an entry - or delete one.’
2US A cashier in a supermarket.
- ‘I had quite a bit more sympathy for Brendan, the hapless teenaged supermarket checker, than did the author of the book.’
- ‘A series of essays from various regular Americans on love, work, and life in the United States, including a housewife and supermarket checker.’
- ‘The checker in Aisle 4 at the supermarket stared at me.’
- ‘At a recent trip to the supermarket the checker accidentally failed to me charge for some items.’
noun & verb
- US spelling of chequer
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