Projective Definition

Extending outward; projecting.
American Heritage
Of or made by projection.
Webster's New World
Designating or of a type of psychological test, as the Rorschach test, in which any response the subject makes to the test material will be indicative of personality traits and unconscious motivations.
Webster's New World
Designating a property of a geometric figure that does not vary when the figure undergoes projection.
American Heritage

Origin of Projective

  • Formed by the suffixation of prōiect- (the perfect passive participial stem of the Classical Latin prōiciō, whence the English verb project) with the English -ive; however, compare the post-Classical Latin prōiectÄ«vus (“relating to purging").

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