Projection meaning

prə-jĕk'shən
The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or suppositions to others.
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A prediction or estimate of something in the future, based on present data or trends.
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The image of a geometric figure reproduced on a line, plane, or surface.
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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.
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The process of projecting an image onto a screen or other surface for viewing.
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An image so projected.
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The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or desires to someone or something as a naive or unconscious defense against anxiety or guilt.
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A projecting or being projected.
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Something that projects, or juts out.
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Something that is projected.
  • 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.
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A prediction or advance estimate based on known data or observations; extrapolation.
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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.
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The process of projecting an image, as from a transparent slide, upon a screen, etc.
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A thing or part that extends outward beyond a prevailing line or surface.
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The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or suppositions to others, thought in psychoanalytic theory to be an unconscious defense against anxiety or guilt.
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Any of the systems of nerve fibers by which a group of nerve cells discharges its nerve impulses to one or more other cell groups.
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The image of a geometric figure reproduced on a line, plane, or surface.
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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.
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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.

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The action of projecting or throwing or propelling something.
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The display of an image by devices such as movie projector, video projector, overhead projector or slide projector.
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(psychology) A belief or assumption that others have similar thoughts and experiences as oneself.
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(photography) The image that a translucent object casts onto another object.
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(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.
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(geometry) An image of an object on a surface of fewer dimensions.
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(linear algebra) An idempotent linear transformation which maps vectors from a vector space onto a subspace.
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(mathematics) A transformation which extracts a fragment of a mathematical object.
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(category theory) A morphism from a categorical product to one of its (two) components.
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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.

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.

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The act of projecting or the condition of being projected.
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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.

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A plan for an anticipated course of action.
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Origin of projection

From either the Middle French projection or its etymon, the Classical Latin prōiectiō (stem: prōiectiōn-), from prōiciō. Compare the Modern French projection, the German Projektion, and the Italian proiezione.