Definitions for projectionprəˈdʒɛk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•jec•tionprəˈdʒɛk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act, process, or result of projecting.

  2. a projecting or protruding part.

  3. the state or fact of jutting out or protruding.

  4. a systematic construction of lines drawn on a plane surface representative of and corresponding to the meridians and parallels of the curved surface of the earth or celestial sphere.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  5. the act of reproducing on a surface, by optical means, a remote image on a film, slide, etc. the image reproduced.

    Category: Photography

  6. the act of visualizing an idea as an objective reality. something that is so visualized.

  7. calculation of some future cost, revenue, etc.:

    a projection for the rate of growth.

  8. the act of communicating distinctly and forcefully to an audience.

  9. the attribution to another person or object the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes present in oneself.

    Category: Psychology, Psychiatry

  10. the act of planning or scheming.

Origin of projection:

1470–80; < L

pro•jec′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. projection(noun)

    a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations

  2. projection(noun)

    the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

  3. project, projection(noun)

    a planned undertaking

  4. projection(noun)

    any structure that branches out from a central support

  5. projection(noun)

    any solid convex shape that juts out from something

  6. projection(noun)

    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else

  7. projection, acoustic projection, sound projection(noun)

    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"

  8. projection(noun)

    the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction

  9. protrusion, projection, jut, jutting(noun)

    the act of projecting out from something

  10. expulsion, projection, ejection, forcing out(noun)

    the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. projection(noun)əˈdʒɛk ʃən

    a prediction of how sth will develop in the future; = forecast

    a projection for sales over the next five years

  2. projectionəˈdʒɛk ʃən

    the process of showing images through a projector

    problems with projection in the theater

  3. projectionəˈdʒɛk ʃən

    sth that sticks out

    a projection of rock

Wiktionary

  1. projection(Noun)

    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. projection(Noun)

    The action of projecting or throwing or propelling something.

  3. projection(Noun)

    The display of an image by devices such as movie projector, video projector, overhead projector or slide projector.

  4. projection(Noun)

    A forecast or prognosis obtained by extrapolation

  5. projection(Noun)

    A belief or assumption that others have similar thoughts and experiences as oneself

  6. projection(Noun)

    The image that a translucent object casts onto another object.

  7. projection(Noun)

    An image of an object on a surface of fewer dimensions.

  8. projection(Noun)

    A transformation of one thing into something else, e.g. applications of functions.

  9. projection(Noun)

    Any of several systems of intersecting lines that allow the curved surface of the earth to be represented on a flat surface. The set of mathematics used to calculate coordinate positions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Projection(noun)

    the act of throwing or shooting forward

  2. Projection(noun)

    a jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else

  3. Projection(noun)

    the act of scheming or planning; also, that which is planned; contrivance; design; plan

  4. Projection(noun)

    the representation of something; delineation; plan; especially, the representation of any object on a perspective plane, or such a delineation as would result were the chief points of the object thrown forward upon the plane, each in the direction of a line drawn through it from a given point of sight, or central point; as, the projection of a sphere. The several kinds of projection differ according to the assumed point of sight and plane of projection in each

  5. Projection(noun)

    any method of representing the surface of the earth upon a plane

Freebase

  1. Projection

    In linear algebra and functional analysis, a projection is a linear transformation P from a vector space to itself such that P² = P. That is, whenever P is applied twice to any value, it gives the same result as if it were applied once. It leaves its image unchanged. Though abstract, this definition of "projection" formalizes and generalizes the idea of graphical projection. One can also consider the effect of a projection on a geometrical object by examining the effect of the projection on points in the object.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Projection

    A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, whereby that which is emotionally unacceptable in the self is rejected and attributed (projected) to others.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'projection' in Nouns Frequency: #2877


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