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  1. pro·jec·tion
    IPA[prəˈjekSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. an estimate or forecast of a future situation or trend based on a study of present ones:

      plans based on projections of slow but positive growth population projection is essential for planning
    • 2. the presentation of an image on a surface, especially a movie screen:

      quality illustrations for overhead projection
    • 3. an image projected on a surface:

      the background projections featured humpback whales
    • 4. the ability to make a sound, especially the voice, heard at a distance:

      I taught him voice projection
    • 5. the presentation or promotion of someone or something in a particular way:

      the legal profession's projection of an image of altruism
    • 6. a mental image viewed as reality:

      monsters can be understood as mental projections of mankind's fears
    • 7. the unconscious transfer of one's own desires or emotions to another person:

      we protect the self by a number of defense mechanisms, including repression and projection
    • 8. a thing that extends outward from something else:

      the particle board covered all the sharp projections
    • 9. the action of projecting a figure.

    • 10. the representation on a plane surface of any part of the surface of the earth or a celestial sphere.

    • 11. a method for representing part of the surface of the earth or a celestial sphere on a plane surface:

      the use of different map projections
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: projection, plural noun: projections

    • noun

      an estimate or forecast of a future situation based on a study of present trends:

      the presentation of an image on a surface, especially a cinema screen:

    • noun

      a system of making engineering drawings showing two or more views of an object at right angles to each other on a single drawing.

      a drawing made using orthogonal projection.

    • noun

      a method of projection in which an object is depicted or a surface mapped using parallel lines to project its shape onto a plane.

      a drawing or map made using orthographic projection.

    • noun

      a map projection in which an area of the earth is projected onto a cone whose vertex is usually above one of the poles, then unrolled onto a flat surface.
    • noun

      a projection of a map of the world on to a cylinder in such a way that all the parallels of latitude have the same length as the equator, used especially for marine charts and certain climatological maps.
    • noun

      a projection of a map of the world on to an ellipse, with lines of latitude represented by straight lines (spaced more closely toward the poles) and meridians represented by equally spaced elliptical curves. This projection distorts shape but preserves relative area.
    • noun

      a map projection in which a region of the earth is projected on to a plane tangential to the surface, usually at a pole or the equator.
    • noun

      a large television receiver in which the image is projected optically on to a large viewing screen.
    • noun

      the projection of a picture onto the back of a translucent screen for viewing or for use as a background in filming.
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