What does projection mean?

Definitions for projection
prəˈdʒɛk ʃənpro·jec·tion

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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


  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


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. projection

    A method of representing geometrically on a plane surface varied points, lines, and surfaces not lying in any one plane: used in charts and maps, where it is of various kinds, as globular, orthographic, Mercator's, &c. In ship-building, an elevation taken amidship. (See BODY-PLAN.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. projection

    In mathematics, the action of giving a projectile its motion. It is also used to signify a scheme, plan, or delineation.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of projection in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of projection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of projection in a Sentence

  1. Patrick McHenry:

    Her projection of strength is a bit of an artifice.

  2. President Juan Manuel Santos:

    The projection is that we could end up having 600,000 cases.

  3. Jasmine Opperman:

    Boko Haram's power projection will gain an image boost with such a pledge.

  4. H.W. Mann:

    What's going on out there is a projection of what's going on in here

  5. H.W. Mann:

    Our projection can provide insight if we are paying attention to our projection

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  • إسقاطArabic
  • výstupek, promítání, výčnělek, prognózaCzech
  • Prognose, Vorsprung, Projektion, VorhersageGerman
  • προβολήGreek
  • protuberancia, proyecciónSpanish
  • ulkonema, uloke, heittäminen, kieleke, heijastus, projektio, kuvaus, heijastaminen, heijastumaFinnish
  • saillieFrench
  • caitheamh amachIrish
  • proxecciónGalician
  • זיז, בְּלִיטָה, הערכה, בֶּלֶטHebrew
  • ofanvarp, frávarpIcelandic
  • proiezioneItalian
  • kūraetanga, kotokotoMāori
  • projekcja, występ, odwzorowanie, przewidywanie, wyświetlenie, rzutPolish
  • projeçãoPortuguese
  • proiectare, proiecțieRomanian
  • прогноз, выступ, проекцияRussian
  • yansıTurkish

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