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 for implicit type conversion
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  implicit type conversion
  coercion
  
      (Or "coercion") The abilty of some compilers
     to automatically insert type conversion functions where an
     expression of one type is used in a context where another type
     is expected.
  
     A common example is coercion of integers to reals so that
     an expression like sin(1) is compiled as sin(integerToReal(1))
     where sin is of type Real -> Real.
  
     A coercion is usually performed automatically by the compiler
     whereas a cast is an explicit type conversion inserted by
     the programmer.
  
     See also subtype.
  
     (1997-07-28)
  

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