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Definitions of projection

  1. the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any solid convex shape that juts out from something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any structure that branches out from a central support Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the projection of an image from a film onto a screen Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The act of throwing or shooting forward. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The act of scheming or planning; also, that which is planned; contrivance; design; plan. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Any method of representing the surface of the earth upon a plane. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The act or state of extending or jutting out; that which just out; a plan. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The act of projecting: that which juts out: a plan or design: a delineation: a representation of any object on a plane. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Act of projecting; that which projects; plan; design. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The act of projecting; a prominence; scheme; project; map or drawing showing something, as in relief. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Projector. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act or state of projecting; a projecting part; the act of scheming; scheme; plan; delineation of an object on a plane. Projection of the sphere, the representation of the several parts of its surface on a plane, in which there are three different points of observation-the stereo-graphic, the eye being supposed to be on the surface of the sphere; the orthographic, the eye supposed to be at an infinite distance: and the gnomic, the eye supposed to be placed in the centre. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A part jutting out; design of something to be executed; the representation of any object or surface made on a plane by straight lines; a plan; a scheme; in alchemy, the casting in of the powder which is to convert the prepared matter into gold. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The referring of stimulations to endorgans of sense by means of the connecting projection nerve-fibres. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for projection

  1. The hollow behind the condyle and the projection of the chin persist. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. The Aymaras present some other singular points of structure, for instance, the very small projection of the heel. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
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