Rehash vs Recast - What's the difference?

rehash | recast |


As verbs the difference between rehash and recast

is that rehash is to rework old material (physical material, ideas, documents etc), redo some work, with some variations while recast is to cast or throw again.

As nouns the difference between rehash and recast

is that rehash is something reworked, or made up from old materials while recast is the act or process of recasting.

rehash

English

Verb

(es)
  • To rework old material (physical material, ideas, documents etc), redo some work, with some variations.
  • Today's parliamentary session only rehashed last week's arguments.
    The CEO of the company only rehashed a speech for the news conference.
    The general rehashed plans for the war.
  • (computing) To recompute the structure of a hash table, taking into account any newly added items.
  • Noun

    (es)
  • Something reworked, or made up from old materials.
  • He wrote a bad rehash of an earlier essay.
  • (computing) A recomputation of the structure of a hash table, taking into account any newly added items.
  • recast

    English

    Verb

  • To cast or throw again.
  • *, I.47:
  • the Roman gentlemen armed at all assayes, in the middest of their running-race, would cast and recast themselves from one to another horse.
  • To mould again.
  • The whole bell had to be recast although it had only one tiny, hardly visible crack.
  • To reproduce in a new form.
  • * 1999 , Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams , Oxford 2008, p.33:
  • Our conception of the world rises in us as our intellect recasts the impressions it receives from without into the forms of time, space, and causality.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or process of recasting.
  • (linguistics) An utterance translated into another grammatical form.
  • Adults may use recasts to suggest corrections to mistakes in children's speech.