projection
noun Date: 1557 1. a. a systematic presentation of intersecting coordinate lines on a flat surface upon which features from a curved surface (as of the earth or the celestial sphere) may be mapped <
an equal-area map projection
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b. the process or technique of reproducing a spatial object upon a plane or curved surface or a line by projecting its points; also a graph or figure so formed 2. a transforming change 3. the act of throwing or thrusting forward 4. the forming of a plan ; scheming 5. a. (1) a jutting out (2) a part that juts out b. a view of a building or architectural element 6. a. the act of perceiving a mental object as spatially and sensibly objective; also something so perceived b. the attribution of one's own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people or to objects; especially the externalization of blame, guilt, or responsibility as a defense against anxiety 7. the display of motion pictures by projecting an image from them upon a screen 8. a. the act of projecting especially to an audience b. control of the volume, clarity, and distinctness of a voice to gain greater audibility 9. an estimate of future possibilities based on a current trend • projectional adjective Synonyms: projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge mean an extension beyond the normal line or surface. projection implies a jutting out especially at a sharp angle <
those projections along the wall are safety hazards
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. protrusion suggests a thrusting out so that the extension seems a deformity <
the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef
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. protuberance implies a growing or swelling out in rounded form <
a skin disease marked by warty protuberances
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. bulge suggests an expansion caused by internal pressure <
bulges in the tile floor
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  • projection — [ prɔʒɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1314; lat. projectio, de projectus, p. p. de projicere 1 ♦ Action de jeter, de lancer en avant (⇒ 1. jet; projeter, I ). Projection de liquide, de vapeur. Lancement, jet (de projectiles). Projection de pierres, d obus.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Projection — Pro*jec tion, n. [L. projectio: cf. F. projection.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of throwing or shooting forward. [1913 Webster] 2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • projection — Pro*jec tion, n. [L. projectio: cf. F. projection.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of throwing or shooting forward. [1913 Webster] 2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • projection — projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge all denote something which extends beyond a level or a normal outer surface. Projection is applicable to anything that juts out, especially at a sharp angle {buttresses are projections which serve to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • projection — [prō jek′shən, prəjek′shən] n. [MFr < L projectio] 1. a projecting or being projected 2. something that projects, or juts out 3. something that is projected; specif., in map making, the representation on a plane of the earth s surface (or the… …   English World dictionary

  • projection — 1550s, originally cartographical, drawing of a map or chart according to scale, from M.Fr. projection, from L. projectionem (nom. projectio), from projicere (see PROJECT (Cf. project) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • projection — [n1] bulge, overhang bump, bunch, eaves, extension, hook, jut, knob, ledge, outthrust, point, prolongation, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, ridge, rim, shelf, sill, spine, spur, step, swelling; concepts 471,509,513 Ant. depression… …   New thesaurus

  • projection — Projection. s. f. v. Il n a guere d usage qu en cette phrase, Poudre de projection, qui se dit d une poudre par laquelle les Chymistes pretendent faire le changement des métaux en or …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Projection — (v. lat.), 1) der Wurf, das Werfen; 2) die Abbildung eines Gegenstandes auf einer ebenen od. krummen Fläche durch gerade Linien, welche sich entweder parallel sind, od. nach einem gegebenen Punkte zusammenlaufen. Wenn auf zwei einander… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Projection — Projection, die geometrischen Beziehungen beliebiger Punkte, Linien und Flächen im Raume zu 1, 2 oder 3 sich gegenseitig schneidenden gegebenen Ebenen. Erstere sind die projicirenden Punkte etc., letzteres die P. s od. Coordinatenebenen.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • projection — index design (construction plan), plan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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