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- To cast an actor in the same kind of role repeatedly.
- To identify someone as being of a specific type because of their appearance, colour, religion etc.
- (programming) To cast (change of data type of a variable or object).
- Typecasting in Java.
- Does anyone know how to typecast a String in Java into an int?
to identify someone as being of a specific type
to change an entity of one datatype into another