A movie projector
- An example of a projection is a movie.
- An example of a projection is a bar coming out of a wall.
- An example of a projection is a bank guessing what future interest rates will be.
- An example of projection is seeing a sad person while you're sad and assuming they are sad for the same reasons.
The definition of a projection is something that is shown on a screen at a distance, or something that sticks out, or a future estimate or prediction made from current information, or when you assume that someone has the same emotions or feelings that you do.
- a projecting or being projected
- something that projects, or juts out
- something that is projected; specif.,
- in map making, the representation on a plane of the earth's surface (or the celestial sphere) or of a part thereof
- any of various other two-dimensional pictorial representations of a three-dimensional object: axonometric projection
- a prediction or advance estimate based on known data or observations; extrapolation
- Psychiatry the unconscious act or process of ascribing to others one's own ideas, impulses, or emotions, esp. when they are considered undesirable or cause anxiety
- Photog. the process of projecting an image, as from a transparent slide, upon a screen, etc.
Origin of projectionMiddle French from Classical Latin projectio
- The act of projecting or the condition of being projected.
- 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.
- 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 )
- A prediction or estimate of something in the future, based on present data or trends.
- a. The process of projecting an image onto a screen or other surface for viewing.b. An image so projected.
- Mathematics The image of a geometric figure reproduced on a line, plane, or surface.
- A system of intersecting lines, such as the grid of a map, on which part or all of the globe or another spherical surface is represented as a plane surface.
- Psychology a. The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or suppositions to others: “Even trained anthropologists have been guilty of unconscious projection—of clothing the subjects of their research in theories brought with them into the field” ( Alex Shoumatoff )b. The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or desires to someone or something as a naive or unconscious defense against anxiety or guilt.
- Something which projects, protrudes, juts out, sticks out, or stands out.
- The face of the cliff had many projections which are big enough for birds to nest on.
- The action of projecting or throwing or propelling something.
- The display of an image by devices such as movie projector, video projector, overhead projector or slide projector.
- A forecast or prognosis obtained by extrapolation
- (psychology) A belief or assumption that others have similar thoughts and experiences as oneself
- (photography) The image that a translucent object casts onto another object.
- (cartography) Any of several systems of intersecting lines that allow the curved surface of the earth to be represented on a flat surface. The set of mathematics used to calculate coordinate positions.
- (geometry) An image of an object on a surface of fewer dimensions.
- (linear algebra) An idempotent linear transformation which maps vectors from a vector space onto a subspace.
- (mathematics) A transformation which extracts a fragment of a mathematical object.
- (category theory) A morphism from a categorical product to one of its (two) components.