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Dictionary Definition

projection

Noun

1 a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
2 the projection of an image from a film onto a screen
3 a planned undertaking [syn: project]
4 any structure that branches out from a central support
5 any solid convex shape that juts out from something
6 (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else
7 the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality; "our ukuleles have been designed to have superior sound and projection"; "a prime ingredient of public speaking is projection of the voice" [syn: acoustic projection, sound projection]
8 the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction
9 the act of projecting out from something [syn: protrusion, jut, jutting]
10 the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting [syn: expulsion, ejection, forcing out]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. Something which projects, protrudes, juts out, sticks out, or stands out.
    The face of the cliff had many projections which are big enough for birds to nest on.
  2. The display of an image by devices such as movie projector, video projector, overhead projector or slide projector.
  3. a forecast or prognosis obtained by extrapolation
  4. an assumption that others have similar thoughts as oneself
  5. the image that a translucent object casts onto another object
  6. something like a shadow, that an object casts onto another object.
  7. transformations of one thing into something else, e.g. applications of functions.

Synonyms

Translations

something which projects outwards
display of an image by a projector
forecast or prognosis

Extensive Definition

Projection can be any of:
projection in German: Projektion
projection in Esperanto: Projekcio
projection in French: Projection
projection in Hebrew: הטלה
projection in Italian: Proiezione
projection in Dutch: Projectie
projection in Japanese: 投影式
projection in Polish: Projekcja
projection in Portuguese: Projeção
projection in Russian: Проекция
projection in Simple English: Projection
projection in Finnish: Projektio
projection in Slovenian: Projekcija
projection in Swedish: Projektion
projection in Turkish: İzdüşüm

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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