What is exact difference between tick mark and check mark. I know about ticking something as done and marking as checked. I thing both are same but what is exact difference.

Explanatory comments are most welcome.


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They are the exact same thing. Tick mark tends to be said more commonly by British people and check mark tends to be more commonly said by Americans. Additionally, as a native American English speaker, I do find myself saying "tick the box" once in a while, but at the same time I personally never say "tick mark."

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  • As a British person I would always just say a 'tick' not a 'tick mark'.
    – Sarriesfan
    Feb 2, 2017 at 11:53

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