Meaning of PROJECTION in English

n.1 the act or an instance of projecting; the process of being projected.

2 a thing that projects or obtrudes.

3 the presentation of an image etc. on a surface or screen.

4 a a forecast or estimate based on present trends (a projection of next year's profits). b this process.

5 a a mental image or preoccupation viewed as an objective reality. b the unconscious transfer of one's own impressions or feelings to external objects or persons.

6 Geom. the act or an instance of projecting a figure.

7 the representation on a plane surface of any part of the surface of the earth or a celestial sphere (Mercator projection).


projectionist n. (in sense 3).

Etymology: L projectio (as PROJECT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.