upcast

[uhp-kast, -kahst]
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:
1300–50; Middle English upcasten (v.). See up-, cast

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upcast (ˈʌpˌkɑːst)
 
n
1.  material cast or thrown up
2.  Compare downcast a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine
3.  geology (in a fault) the section of strata that has been displaced upwards
 
adj
4.  directed or thrown upwards
 
vb , -casts, -casting, -cast
5.  (tr) to throw or cast up

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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.
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