Casting vs Uncastable - What's the difference?

casting | uncastable |

As a noun casting

is casting.

As an adjective uncastable is

that cannot be cast (filled with, or allocated, a theatrical role).




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or process of selecting actors, singers, dancers, models, etc.
  • A manufacturing process using a mold.
  • The regurgitation of fur, feathers, and other undigestible material by hawks, to clean and empty their crops.
  • The excreta of an earthworm or similar creature.
  • (computing) The act of converting between data types.
  • Synonyms

    * (selection of performers) audition

    Derived terms

    * leafcasting * ray casting


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    (en adjective)
  • That cannot be cast (filled with, or allocated, a theatrical role).
  • * 1974 , New York Magazine (volume 7, number 3, 21 January 1974)
  • Colleen Dewhurst, though in many ways wrong for the virtually uncastable Josie, is as lucid and luminous...
  • * 1996 , Scott Donaldson, The Cambridge companion to Hemingway
  • ...that he would, like many actors, become so stereotyped in the public mind as to be uncastable in other roles...
  • (computing, programming) That cannot be cast (converted to other data types).
  • * 2000 , Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant, Programming Perl
  • They're strongly typed, uncastable pointers...
  • (medicine) That cannot be set in a cast.
  • * 2005 , Mercer Rang, Maya E Pring, Dennis Ray Wenger, Rang's children's fractures
  • ...internal fixation in children with open, unstable, or otherwise uncastable forearm fractures...
  • That cannot be used for, or produced through, casting (manufacturing with a mould).
  • * 1943 , The Mining Magazine
  • Casting must be done within a day or two of moulding or the moulds will begin to wind-dry and become uncastable ...
  • * 1982 , Production engineering
  • This allows the casting of otherwise uncastable materials, with acceptable rejection rates, and can increase ductility by as much as a factor of six.