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Definition of "projective" [projective]

  • Extending outward; projecting. (adjective)
  • Relating to or made by projection. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Designating a property of a geometric figure that does not vary when the figure undergoes projection. (adjective)

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 "projective" in a sentence
  • "Back to the grown-ups, the idea of projective identification is that Clem, unable to bear his own anger and aggression, stokes it in Marie."
  • "This idea invites projection like few others -- and something Kleinian analysts call projective identification."
  • "They are related to so called projective sets of real numbers and finite sequences of real numbers."
Words like "projective"
projective collineation
projective general unitary group
projective Hilbert space
projective linear group
projective module
projective object
projective plane dissection
projective representation
projective set
projective space
projective symplectic group
projective transformation
projective unitary group
projective variety
projective vector field