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Dictionary Results for cast:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: the actors in a play [syn: cast, cast of characters,
         dramatis personae]
    2: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape
       when it hardens [syn: mold, mould, cast]
    3: the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of
       this cast was found throughout the region" [syn: cast,
       mold, mould, stamp]
    4: the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate
       cast of his features" [syn: form, shape, cast]
    5: bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster
       of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal [syn:
       cast, plaster cast, plaster bandage]
    6: object formed by a mold [syn: cast, casting]
    7: the act of throwing dice [syn: cast, roll]
    8: the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by
       means of a rod and reel [syn: casting, cast]
    9: a violent throw [syn: hurl, cast]
    v 1: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the
         corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a
         spell"; "cast a warm light" [syn: project, cast,
         contrive, throw]
    2: deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
    3: select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie,
       musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role
       of Desdemona"
    4: throw forcefully [syn: hurl, hurtle, cast]
    5: assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast
       this beautiful movie?"
    6: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in
       search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods";
       "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam
       across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the
       next"; "They rolled from town to town" [syn: roll,
       wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble,
       rove, range, drift, vagabond]
    7: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold;
       "cast a bronze sculpture" [syn: cast, mold, mould]
    8: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your
       clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off,
       throw, throw off, throw away, drop]
    9: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: draw,
    10: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put
        it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
        [syn: frame, redact, cast, put, couch]
    11: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After
        drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged
        continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave
        him last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast,
        sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch,
        puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk,
        regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Gun \Gun\ (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin;
   cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon)
   fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E.
   mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.]
   1. A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance;
      any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles,
      consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which
      the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge (such
      as guncotton or gunpowder) behind, which is ignited by
      various means. Pistols, rifles, carbines, muskets, and
      fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are
      called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon,
      ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc.
      See these terms in the Vocabulary.
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            As swift as a pellet out of a gunne
            When fire is in the powder runne.     --Chaucer.
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            The word gun was in use in England for an engine to
            cast a thing from a man long before there was any
            gunpowder found out.                  --Selden.
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   2. (Mil.) A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a
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   3. pl. (Naut.) Violent blasts of wind.
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   Note: Guns are classified, according to their construction or
         manner of loading as rifled or smoothbore,
         breech-loading or muzzle-loading, cast or
         built-up guns; or according to their use, as field,
         mountain, prairie, seacoast, and siege guns.
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   Armstrong gun, a wrought iron breech-loading cannon named
      after its English inventor, Sir William Armstrong.

   Big gun or Great gun, a piece of heavy ordnance; hence
      (Fig.), a person superior in any way; as, bring in the big
      guns to tackle the problem.

   Gun barrel, the barrel or tube of a gun.

   Gun carriage, the carriage on which a gun is mounted or

   Gun cotton (Chem.), a general name for a series of
      explosive nitric ethers of cellulose, obtained by steeping
      cotton in nitric and sulphuric acids. Although there are
      formed substances containing nitric acid radicals, yet the
      results exactly resemble ordinary cotton in appearance. It
      burns without ash, with explosion if confined, but quietly
      and harmlessly if free and open, and in small quantity.
      Specifically, the lower nitrates of cellulose which are
      insoluble in ether and alcohol in distinction from the
      highest (pyroxylin) which is soluble. See Pyroxylin, and
      cf. Xyloidin. The gun cottons are used for blasting and
      somewhat in gunnery: for making celluloid when compounded
      with camphor; and the soluble variety (pyroxylin) for
      making collodion. See Celluloid, and Collodion. Gun
      cotton is frequenty but improperly called
      nitrocellulose. It is not a nitro compound, but an ester
      of nitric acid.

   Gun deck. See under Deck.

   Gun fire, the time at which the morning or the evening gun
      is fired.

   Gun metal, a bronze, ordinarily composed of nine parts of
      copper and one of tin, used for cannon, etc. The name is
      also given to certain strong mixtures of cast iron.

   Gun port (Naut.), an opening in a ship through which a
      cannon's muzzle is run out for firing.

   Gun tackle (Naut.), the blocks and pulleys affixed to the
      side of a ship, by which a gun carriage is run to and from
      the gun port.

   Gun tackle purchase (Naut.), a tackle composed of two
      single blocks and a fall. --Totten.

   Krupp gun, a wrought steel breech-loading cannon, named
      after its German inventor, Herr Krupp.

   Machine gun, a breech-loading gun or a group of such guns,
      mounted on a carriage or other holder, and having a
      reservoir containing cartridges which are loaded into the
      gun or guns and fired in rapid succession. In earlier
      models, such as the Gatling gun, the cartridges were
      loaded by machinery operated by turning a crank. In modern
      versions the loading of cartidges is accomplished by
      levers operated by the recoil of the explosion driving the
      bullet, or by the pressure of gas within the barrel.
      Several hundred shots can be fired in a minute by such
      weapons, with accurate aim. The Gatling gun, Gardner
      gun, Hotchkiss gun, and Nordenfelt gun, named for
      their inventors, and the French mitrailleuse, are
      machine guns.

   To blow great guns (Naut.), to blow a gale. See Gun, n.,
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cast \Cast\ (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cast; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Casting.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin
   to L. gerere to bear, carry. E. jest.]
   1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to
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            Uzziah prepared . . . slings to cast stones. --2
                                                  Chron. xxvi.
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            Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. --Acts.
                                                  xii. 8.
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            We must be cast upon a certain island. --Acts.
                                                  xxvii. 26.
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   2. To direct or turn, as the eyes.
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            How earnestly he cast his eyes upon me! --Shak.
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   3. To drop; to deposit; as, to cast a ballot.
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   4. To throw down, as in wrestling. --Shak.
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   5. To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.
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            Thine enemies shall cast a trench [bank] about thee.
                                                  --Luke xix.
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   6. To throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose.
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            His filth within being cast.          --Shak.
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            Neither shall your vine cast her fruit. --Mal. iii.
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            The creatures that cast the skin are the snake, the
            viper, etc.                           --Bacon.
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   7. To bring forth prematurely; to slink.
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            Thy she-goats have not cast their young. --Gen. xxi.
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   8. To throw out or emit; to exhale. [Obs.]
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            This . . . casts a sulphureous smell. --Woodward.
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   9. To cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw; as, to
      cast a ray upon a screen; to cast light upon a subject.
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   10. To impose; to bestow; to rest.
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             The government I cast upon my brother. --Shak.
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             Cast thy burden upon the Lord.       --Ps. iv. 22.
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   11. To dismiss; to discard; to cashier. [Obs.]
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             The state can not with safety cast him.
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   12. To compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast a
       horoscope. "Let it be cast and paid." --Shak.
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             You cast the event of war, my noble lord. --Shak.
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   13. To contrive; to plan. [Archaic]
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             The cloister . . . had, I doubt not, been cast for
             [an orange-house].                   --Sir W.
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   14. To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict;
       as, to be cast in damages.
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             She was cast to be hanged.           --Jeffrey.
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             Were the case referred to any competent judge, they
             would inevitably be cast.            --Dr. H. More.
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   15. To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to
       make preponderate; to decide; as, a casting voice.
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             How much interest casts the balance in cases
             dubious!                             --South.
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   16. To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal
       or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found; as,
       to cast bells, stoves, bullets.
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   17. (Print.) To stereotype or electrotype.
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   18. To fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play
       among actors; also to assign (an actor) for a part.
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             Our parts in the other world will be new cast.
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   To cast anchor (Naut.) See under Anchor.

   To cast a horoscope, to calculate it.

   To cast a horse, sheep, or other animal, to throw with
      the feet upwards, in such a manner as to prevent its
      rising again.

   To cast a shoe, to throw off or lose a shoe, said of a
      horse or ox.

   To cast aside, to throw or push aside; to neglect; to
      reject as useless or inconvenient.

   To cast away.
       (a) To throw away; to lavish; to waste. "Cast away a
           life" --Addison.
       (b) To reject; to let perish. "Cast away his people."
           --Rom. xi. 1. "Cast one away." --Shak.
       (c) To wreck. "Cast away and sunk." --Shak.

   To cast by, to reject; to dismiss or discard; to throw

   To cast down, to throw down; to destroy; to deject or
      depress, as the mind. "Why art thou cast down. O my soul?"
      --Ps. xiii. 5.

   To cast forth, to throw out, or eject, as from an inclosed
      place; to emit; to send out.

   To cast in one's lot with, to share the fortunes of.

   To cast in one's teeth, to upbraid or abuse one for; to

   To cast lots. See under Lot.

   To cast off.
       (a) To discard or reject; to drive away; to put off; to
           free one's self from.
       (b) (Hunting) To leave behind, as dogs; also, to set
           loose, or free, as dogs. --Crabb.
       (c) (Naut.) To untie, throw off, or let go, as a rope.

   To cast off copy, (Print.), to estimate how much printed
      matter a given amount of copy will make, or how large the
      page must be in order that the copy may make a given
      number of pages.

   To cast one's self on or To cast one's self upon to yield
      or submit one's self unreservedly to, as to the mercy of

   To cast out, to throw out; to eject, as from a house; to
      cast forth; to expel; to utter.

   To cast the lead (Naut.), to sound by dropping the lead to
      the bottom.

   To cast the water (Med.), to examine the urine for signs of
      disease. [Obs.].

   To cast up.
       (a) To throw up; to raise.
       (b) To compute; to reckon, as the cost.
       (c) To vomit.
       (d) To twit with; to throw in one's teeth.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cast \Cast\ (k[.a]st), v. i.
   1. To throw, as a line in angling, esp, with a fly hook.
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   2. (Naut.) To turn the head of a vessel around from the wind
      in getting under weigh.
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            Weigh anchor, cast to starboard.      --Totten.
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   3. To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan; as,
      to cast about for reasons.
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            She . . . cast in her mind what manner of salution
            this should be.                       --Luke. i. 29.
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   4. To calculate; to compute. [R.]
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            Who would cast and balance at a desk. --Tennyson.
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   5. To receive form or shape in a mold.
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            It will not run thin, so as to cast and mold.
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   6. To warp; to become twisted out of shape.
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            Stuff is said to cast or warp when . . . it alters
            its flatness or straightness.         --Moxon.
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   7. To vomit.
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            These verses . . . make me ready to cast. --B.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cast \Cast\,
   3d pers. pres. of Cast, for Casteth. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cast \Cast\, n. [Cf. Icel., Dan., & Sw. kast.]
   1. The act of casting or throwing; a throw.
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   2. The thing thrown.
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            A cast of dreadful dust.              --Dryden.
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   3. The distance to which a thing is or can be thrown. "About
      a stone's cast." --Luke xxii. 41.
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   4. A throw of dice; hence, a chance or venture.
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            An even cast whether the army should march this way
            or that way. --Sowth.
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            I have set my life upon a cast,
            And I will stand the hazard of the die. --Shak.
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   5. That which is throw out or off, shed, or ejected; as, the
      skin of an insect, the refuse from a hawk's stomach, the
      excrement of a earthworm.
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   6. The act of casting in a mold.
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            And why such daily cast of brazen cannon. --Shak.
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   7. An impression or mold, taken from a thing or person;
      amold; a pattern.
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   8. That which is formed in a mild; esp. a reproduction or
      copy, as of a work of art, in bronze or plaster, etc.; a
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   9. Form; appearence; mien; air; style; as, a peculiar cast of
      countenance. "A neat cast of verse." --Pope.
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            An heroic poem, but in another cast and figure.
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            And thus the native hue of resolution
            Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.
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   10. A tendency to any color; a tinge; a shade.
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             Gray with a cast of green.           --Woodward.
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   11. A chance, opportunity, privilege, or advantage;
       specifically, an opportunity of riding; a lift. [Scotch]
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             We bargained with the driver to give us a cast to
             the next stage.                      --Smollett.
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             If we had the cast o' a cart to bring it. --Sir W.
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   12. The assignment of parts in a play to the actors.
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   13. (Falconary) A flight or a couple or set of hawks let go
       at one time from the hand. --Grabb.
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             As when a cast of falcons make their flight.
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   14. A stoke, touch, or trick. [Obs.]
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             This was a cast of Wood's politics; for his
             information was wholly false.        --Swift.
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   15. A motion or turn, as of the eye; direction; look; glance;
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             The cast of the eye is a gesture of aversion.
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             And let you see with one cast of an eye. --Addison.
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             This freakish, elvish cast came into the child's
             eye.                                 --Hawthorne.
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   16. A tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold.
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   17. Four; that is, as many as are thrown into a vessel at
       once in counting herrings, etc; a warp.
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   18. Contrivance; plot, design. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   A cast of the eye, a slight squint or strabismus.

   Renal cast (Med.), microscopic bodies found in the urine of
      persons affected with disease of the kidneys; -- so called
      because they are formed of matter deposited in, and
      preserving the outline of, the renal tubes.

   The last cast, the last throw of the dice or last effort,
      on which every thing is ventured; the last chance.
      [1913 Webster]

7. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Carlisle Adams and Stafford Tavares (cryptography)

8. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Computer Aided Software Testing

9. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)

   Computer Aided Software Testing

10. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)
explicit type conversion

    (Or "cast" in C and elsewhere).  A programming
   construct (syntax) to specify that an expression's value
   should be converted to a different type.

   For example, in C, to convert an integer (usually 32 bits)
   to a char (usually 8 bits) we might write:

   	int i = 42;
   	char *p = &buf;
   	*p = (char) i;

   The expression "(char)" (called a "cast") converts i's value
   to char type.  Casts (including this one) are often not
   strictly necessary, due to automatic coercions performed by
   the compiler, but can be used to make the conversion obvious
   and to avoid warning messages.


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