Meaning of PROJECTION in English

PROJECTION

/ prəˈdʒekʃn; NAmE / noun

ESTIMATE

1.

[ C ] an estimate or a statement of what figures, amounts, or events will be in the future, or what they were in the past, based on what is happening now :

to make forward / backward projections of population figures

Sales have exceeded our projections.

OF IMAGE

2.

[ U , C ] the act of putting an image of sth onto a surface; an image that is shown in this way :

the projection of three-dimensional images on a computer screen

laser projections

OF SOLID SHAPE

3.

[ C ] ( technical ) a solid shape or object as represented on a flat surface :

map projections

STH THAT STICKS OUT

4.

[ C ] something that sticks out from a surface :

tiny projections on the cell

OF VOICE / SOUND

5.

[ U ] the act of making your voice, a sound, etc. audible (= able to be heard) at a distance :

voice projection

PSYCHOLOGY

6.

[ U ] the act of imagining that sb else is thinking the same as you and is reacting in the same way

OF THOUGHTS / FEELINGS

7.

[ C , U ] the act of giving a form and structure to inner thoughts and feelings :

The idea of God is a projection of humans' need to have something greater than themselves.

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 16th cent. (in sense 3): from Latin projectio(n-) , from proicere throw forth, from pro- forth + jacere to throw.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.