WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pro•jec•tion /prəˈdʒɛkʃən/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
[countable] something that sticks out or stands out over an edge.
an estimate of some future cost, amount, or the like:[countable]sales projections for next year.See -jec-.
- [uncountable] the act of projecting.
(prə jek′shən),USA pronunciation n.
(prə jek′shə nl),USA pronunciation adj.
- a projecting or protruding part.
- the state or fact of jutting out or protruding.
- a causing to jut or protrude.
- the act, process, or result of projecting.
- Geography[Cartog.]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.
- the act of reproducing on a surface, by optical means, a remote image on a film, slide, etc.
- an image so reproduced.
- the act of visualizing and regarding an idea or the like as an objective reality.
- something that is so visualized and regarded.
- calculation of some future thing:They fell short of their projection for the rate of growth.
- the act of communicating distinctly and forcefully to an audience.
- the tendency to ascribe to another person feelings, thoughts, or attitudes present in oneself, or to regard external reality as embodying such feelings, thoughts, etc., in some way.
- [Psychoanal.]such an ascription relieving the ego of a sense of guilt or other intolerable feeling.
- the act of planning or scheming.
- [Alchemy.]the casting of the powder of philosophers' stone upon metal in fusion, to transmute it into gold or silver.
- Latin prōjectiōn- (stem of prōjectiō) a throwing forward. See project, -ion
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged jut, overhang, protrusion.
- 9.See corresponding entry in Unabridged prediction.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
projection /prəˈdʒɛkʃən/ n
- the act of projecting or the state of being projected
- an object or part that juts out
- See map projection
- the representation of a line, figure, or solid on a given plane as it would be seen from a particular direction or in accordance with an accepted set of rules
- a scheme or plan
- a prediction based on known evidence and observations
- the process of showing film on a screen
- the image or images shown
- the belief, esp in children, that others share one's subjective mental life
- the process of projecting one's own hidden desires and impulses
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