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Check

A bill of exchange representing a draft on a bank from deposited funds that pays a certain sum of money to a certain person or party.

Check

A document in which the writer orders his/her bank to pay to the receiver of the check a stated amount of money. For example, Joe may write Andrew a check for $10. In doing so, Joe is signing a document stating that he wishes to give Andrew $10, that it is available in Joe's bank, and Andrew can receive it from there. Andrew can either go to Joe's bank, present the check, and collect $10, or he may go to his own bank to deposit the check into his own account. In that case, Andrew's bank contacts Joe's bank and collects the $10 that way. Checks can be for any amount. See also: Check hold.
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During the programme, she mentioned that the participants, aged from 24 years, will be monitored closely while comprehensive medical check ups are being performed on them.
He said that the check up would look at issues such as physical security of computer systems, how passwords are used and whether there is an effective email policy in place.
Most experts today felt adults with generally good teeth only needed a check up once every two to three years.
But it's also true that, despite the media's obsession with heart-warming stories about ice-packed kidneys air-lifted across America, the vast majority of medical treatments require little more than a visit to a generalist, where a check up, a prescription, or some simple medical advice will do the trick.