Definition of Projection

1. Noun. A prediction made by extrapolating from past observations.

Generic synonyms: Anticipation, Prediction, Prevision

2. Noun. The projection of an image from a film onto a screen.
Generic synonyms: Visual Communication
Derivative terms: Project

3. Noun. A planned undertaking.
Exact synonyms: Project
Generic synonyms: Plan, Program, Programme
Specialized synonyms: Cash Cow, Money-spinner, Moneymaker
Derivative terms: Project

4. Noun. Any structure that branches out from a central support.

5. Noun. Any solid convex shape that juts out from something.

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

7. Noun. The acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality. "A prime ingredient of public speaking is projection of the voice"
Exact synonyms: Acoustic Projection, Sound Projection
Generic synonyms: Acoustic Phenomenon
Derivative terms: Project

8. Noun. The representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction.
Specialized synonyms: Map Projection
Generic synonyms: Representation

9. Noun. The act of projecting out from something.
Exact synonyms: Jut, Jutting, Protrusion
Generic synonyms: Change Of Shape
Derivative terms: Jut, Project, Protrude

10. Noun. The act of expelling or projecting or ejecting.

Definition of Projection

1. n. The act of throwing or shooting forward.

Definition of Projection

1. Noun. Something which projects, protrudes, juts out, sticks out, or stands out. ¹

2. Noun. The action of projecting or throwing or propelling something. ¹

3. Noun. The display of an image by devices such as movie projector, video projector, overhead projector or slide projector. ¹

4. Noun. A forecast or prognosis obtained by extrapolation ¹

5. Noun. (psychology) A belief or assumption that others have similar thoughts and experiences as oneself ¹

6. Noun. (photography) The image that a translucent object casts onto another object. ¹

7. Noun. (geometry) An image of an object on a surface of fewer dimensions. ¹

8. Noun. (mathematics) A transformation of one thing into something else, e.g. applications of functions. ¹

9. Noun. (cartography) 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. ¹

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Definition of Projection

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Projection

projectile point
projectile points
projectile vomit
projectile vomited
projectile vomiting
projectile vomits
projection (current term)
projection screen
projective device
projective geometry
projective technique
projective test

Literary usage of Projection

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"The two projection- of this kind which are most familiar, and which can be seen in many atlases, are the well-known Mercator's projection, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Our problem is the following: There it given a, figure in »pace, the plane of a picture, and a point eu centre of projection; it is required to project the ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"Orthographic projection. — In orthographic projection the eye is supposed to be ... This is the ordinary system of projection used in architectural and ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"Orthographic projection. — In orthographic projection the eye is supposed to be ... This is the ordinary system of projection used in architectural and ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Several kinds of one plane projection which result in a conventional picture have been devised, so that the pictorial effect of perspective drawing is ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"But our projection has still another advantage : it is the best among all ... The central parts of our projection, on the other hand, are inferior to the ..."

7. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1872)
"By Staff-Commander C. GEORGE, RN, Curator of Maps RGS For outdoor or field work the easiest method is by the plane projection, the data thus obtained ..."

8. Botanical Gazetteby University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"Europe, Western and Southern: conic projection. France: conic projection. ... The Levant: conic projection. United States of America, by counties with ..."

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