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[kas-ting, kah-sting] /ˈkæs tɪŋ, ˈkɑ stɪŋ/

the act or process of a person or thing that .
something ; any article that has been in a mold.
the act or process of choosing actors to play the various roles in a theatrical production, motion picture, etc.
the act or skill of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel:
I’ll have to improve my casting if I’m ever going to learn to fish well.
Zoology. (def 62).
an object or figure that has been cast, esp in metal from a mould
the process of transferring molten steel to a mould
the choosing of actors for a production
(hunting) the act of directing a pack of hounds over ground where their quarry may recently have passed so that they can quest for, discover, or recapture its scent
(zoology) another word for cast (sense 28), pellet (sense 4)

the process of transmitting data from a network to multiple users simultaneously

Multicasting is a way of efficiently transmitting text, audio, and video on the Internet or an internal network to a select group of people, much like a conference call includes a select group of people.

c.1300, “a throwing; late 14c., “a metal casting, a product of a cast;” verbal noun from cast (v.). Theatrical sense is from 1814. Casting couch in the naughty-Hollywood sense is from 1948.


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