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casting

[kas-ting, kah-sting] /ˈkæs tɪŋ, ˈkɑ stɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of a person or thing that casts.
2.
something cast; any article that has been cast in a mold.
3.
the act or process of choosing actors to play the various roles in a theatrical production, motion picture, etc.
4.
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.
5.
Zoology, cast (def 62).
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see cast, -ing1
Related forms
multicasting, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for multicasting

casting

/ˈkɑːstɪŋ/
noun
1.
an object or figure that has been cast, esp in metal from a mould
2.
the process of transferring molten steel to a mould
3.
the choosing of actors for a production
4.
(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
5.
(zoology) another word for cast (sense 28), pellet (sense 4)
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Contemporary definitions for multicasting
noun

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

Examples

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.

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Word Origin and History for multicasting

casting

n.

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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