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upcast

[uhp-kast, -kahst] /ˈʌpˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
noun
1.
an act of casting upward.
2.
the state of being cast upward.
3.
something that is cast or thrown up, as soil or earth in digging.
4.
a shaft or passage up which air passes, as from a mine (opposed to downcast).
adjective
5.
cast up; directed or thrown upward:
The child looked at her father with upcast eyes.
verb (used with object), upcast, upcasting.
6.
to cast up or upward.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English upcasten (v.). See up-, cast
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Examples from the web for upcast
  • The upcast and downcast were evaluated, and only one cast is plotted.
  • Duplicate readings were taken at two points on the upcast to verify the reading at that depth.
  • In general the upcast was used because the sensors showed less fluctuation.
British Dictionary definitions for upcast

upcast

/ˈʌpˌkɑːst/
noun
1.
material cast or thrown up
2.
a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine Compare downcast (sense 3)
3.
(geology) (in a fault) the section of strata that has been displaced upwards
adjective
4.
directed or thrown upwards
verb -casts, -casting, -cast
5.
(transitive) to throw or cast up
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