cast off

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb to untie the ropes holding a boat
  • phrasal verb to remove the stitches from the needles so that your work is finished

Media Studies

  • verb to estimate the potential length of a story

Publishing

  • noun
    (written as cast-off)
    a calculation of the extent of a book, that is the number of pages required to print a text in a particular typeface and point size, done by counting the characters including the punctuation marks and spaces
  • verb to calculate the amount of space needed to print a text in a particular font
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