Meaning of PROJECTION in English


Pronunciation: pr ə - ' jek-sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: 1557

1 a : a systematic presentation of intersecting coordinate lines on a flat surface upon which features from a curved surface (as of the earth or the celestial sphere) may be mapped <an equal-area map projection > b : the process or technique of reproducing a spatial object upon a plane or curved surface or a line by projecting its points also : a graph or figure so formed

2 : a transforming change

3 : the act of throwing or thrusting forward

4 : the forming of a plan : SCHEMING

5 a (1) : a jutting out (2) : a part that juts out b : a view of a building or architectural element

6 a : the act of perceiving a mental object as spatially and sensibly objective also : something so perceived b : the attribution of one's own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people or to objects especially : the externalization of blame, guilt, or responsibility as a defense against anxiety

7 : the display of motion pictures by projecting an image from them upon a screen

8 a : the act of projecting especially to an audience b : control of the volume, clarity, and distinctness of a voice to gain greater audibility

9 : an estimate of future possibilities based on a current trend

– pro · jec · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

synonyms PROJECTION , PROTRUSION , PROTUBERANCE , BULGE mean an extension beyond the normal line or surface. PROJECTION implies a jutting out especially at a sharp angle <those projections along the wall are safety hazards>. PROTRUSION suggests a thrusting out so that the extension seems a deformity <the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef>. PROTUBERANCE implies a growing or swelling out in rounded form <a skin disease marked by warty protuberances >. BULGE suggests an expansion caused by internal pressure < bulges in the tile floor>.

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.