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Meaning of type-cast

type-cast

Pronunciation: (tīp'kast", -käst"), [key]
— v., adj. -cast, -cast•ing,
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to cast (type).
—adj.
  1. (of text to be printed) having the type already cast.

type•cast

Pronunciation: (tīp'kast", -käst"), [key]
— -cast, -cast•ing.
  1. to cast (a performer) in a role that requires characteristics of physique, manner, personality, etc., similar to those possessed by the performer.
  2. to cast (a performer) repeatedly in a kind of role closely patterned after that of the actor's previous successes.
  3. to stereotype: He realizes now he's been typecast as an executive errand boy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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