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  1. Indicates items in a list that were already dealt with, e.g., products in a grocery list that were already bought.
    • 2007, Steve Anderson, Meet the Robinsons, Walt Disney Pictures
      Things to do:
      Steal time machine
      Ruin science fair
      Pass off invention as my own!
  2. Indicates one's preference or vote. Sometimes, a ballot () can be filled with a checkmark: .
    Candidate 1
    Candidate 2
    Candidate 3
  3. Indicates correctness. See also: (indicates wrongness).
    2+2=5 ✗
  4. Used as a tally mark.
    • 2015, "Sleep Spells", season 1, episode 7b of Star vs. the Forces of Evil
      [Star saves Marco's life.]
      Marco: Thanks for saving me. Again, that makes twenty-eight saves for you, and four for me, but... Who's counting?
      [The checkmarks below are written on Marco's notebook.]
      [Star's face] ✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓
      [Marco's face] ✓✓✓✓
  5. (computing, dated) ISO 2047 symbol for Acknowledge

Usage notesEdit

In English, this is called tick, checkmark, check.


  • See also Appendix:Strikethrough for crossed text as in example, which also indicates items already dealt with.
  • (indicates one's preference or vote)


  • (indicates incorrectness)

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