Uncostable vs Uncastable - What's the difference?

uncostable | uncastable |


As adjectives the difference between uncostable and uncastable

is that uncostable is not costable while uncastable is that cannot be cast (filled with, or allocated, a theatrical role).

uncostable

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Not costable.
  • * 2012 , David Muir Wood, Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (page 49)
  • There may be some uncostable influences on this choice – for example, aesthetic considerations – but it is likely that the choice will ultimately be governed by economic constraints.

    uncastable

    English

    Adjective

    (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.