Meaning of PROJECTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ prə-ˈjek-shən ]


Date: 1557


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



(1) : a jutting out

(2) : a part that juts out

b. : a view of a building or architectural element


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


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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.