Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person

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Alternate forms of Checkup

Hypernyms: examination, scrutiny

Origin of the word Checkup

  1. "careful examination," 1921, Amer.Eng., from check + up, on notion of a checklist of things to be examined. The verbal phrase check up (on) is attested from 1889. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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