Projective meaning

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Extending outward; projecting.
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Relating to or made by projection.
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Designating a property of a geometric figure that does not vary when the figure undergoes projection.
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Of or made by projection.
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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.
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Of, relating to, or caused by a projection.
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(mathematics) Describing those properties of a figure that are invariant upon projection.
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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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