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Definition of "projection" []

  • The act of projecting or the condition of being projected. (noun)
  • A thing or part that extends outward beyond a prevailing line or surface: spiky projections on top of a fence; a projection of land along the coast. (noun)
  • A plan for an anticipated course of action: "facilities [that] are vital to the projection of U.S. force . . . in the Pacific” ( Alan D. Romberg). (noun)
  • A prediction or an estimate of something in the future, based on present data or trends. (noun)
  • The process of projecting a filmed image onto a screen or other viewing surface. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "projection" in a sentence
  • "Media projection is a probaganda for her to make more and more non-sense."
  • "The projectors of the private bank in 1714, not only reprinted this pamphlet bearing date 1688, but they prepared a separate scheme of their own which they termed a projection for a bank of credit founded on land security. 32 The presentation of the petition of the projectors for incorporation produced considerable discussion, in which the public to some extent participated, through the various pamphlets then published by the disputants. 33"
  • ""The answer to the first question (Will others like it?) requires people to start with their own product preferences, which we call projection," write authors Caglar Irmak"