Supertype vs Downcast - What's the difference?

supertype | downcast |


In context|computing|lang=en terms the difference between supertype and downcast

is that supertype is (computing) to categorize as a supertype while downcast is (computing) a cast from supertype to subtype.

As nouns the difference between supertype and downcast

is that supertype is (computing) the data type represented by a superclass while downcast is (computing) a cast from supertype to subtype.

As verbs the difference between supertype and downcast

is that supertype is (computing) to categorize as a supertype while downcast is (obsolete) to cast or throw up; to turn upward.

As a adjective downcast is

(of eyes) looking downwards.

supertype

English

Noun

(wikipedia supertype) (en noun)
  • (computing) The data type represented by a superclass.
  • Verb

    (supertyp)
  • (computing) To categorize as a supertype.
  • downcast

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of eyes) Looking downwards.
  • * Dryden
  • 'Tis love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, / And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.
  • (of a person) Feeling despondent.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A cast from supertype to subtype.
  • (obsolete) A melancholy look.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • That downcast of thine eye.
  • (mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
  • (Scotland) To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
  • (computing) To cast from supertype to subtype.