AskDefine | Define typecast

Dictionary Definition

typecast

Verb

1 cast repeatedly in the same kind of role
2 identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed" [syn: type]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

type + cast

Pronunciation

  • a RP /ˈtaɪp.kɑːst/
  • a US /ˈtaɪp.kæst/

Verb

  1. To cast an actor in the same kind of role repeatedly.
  2. To identify someone as being of a specific type because of their appearance, colour, religion etc.
  3. (computing, programming languages) Changing an entity (a variable or an object) of one datatype into another. In other words, typecasting allows you to take a value that belongs to one type and "cast" it into another type. See also: type conversion.
    Typecasting in Java.
    Does anyone know how to typecast a String in Java into an int?

Translations

To cast an actor in the same kind of role repeatedly
To identify someone as being of a specific type
Changing an entity of one datatype into another

Extensive Definition

Typecast or typecasting may mean:
typecast in German: Type-Casting
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