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Definition: casting

(1) A variety of functions that transmit or convert data. See anycast, autocasting, blogcasting, Bluecasting, broadcast, multicast, narrowcast, podcast and Webcast.

(2) Transferring the content that appears on a computer or mobile screen to a TV. See AirPlay, Miracast and Chromecast.

(3) In programming, the conversion of one data type into another; for example, from an integer to a string or vice versa. The casting statement in the source code of a program causes the compiler to generate the machine code that performs the actual conversion. See integer and string.