adjective Date: 1682 1. relating to, produced by, or involving geometric projection 2. of or relating to something that indicates the psychodynamic constitution of an individual <
projective tests
projectively adverb

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  • projective — [prō jek′tiv, prəjek′tiv] adj. 1. of or made by projection 2. 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… …   English World dictionary

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  • projective — adj. 1 Geom. a relating to or derived by projection. b (of a property of a figure) unchanged by projection. 2 Psychol. mentally projecting or projected (a projective imagination). Phrases and idioms: projective geometry the study of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • projective — projection ► NOUN 1) an estimate or forecast based on present trends. 2) the projecting of an image, sound, etc. 3) a mental image viewed as reality. 4) the unconscious transfer of one s own desires or emotions to another person. 5) a protruding… …   English terms dictionary

  • projective — projectively, adv. projectivity /proh jek tiv i tee/, n. /preuh jek tiv/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to projection. 2. produced, or capable of being produced, by projection. 3. Psychol. of, pertaining to, or noting a test or technique for revealing …   Universalium

  • projective — adjective a) projecting outward b) of, relating to, or caused by a projection …   Wiktionary

  • projective — projectivism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • projective — pro·jec·tive prə jek tiv adj of, relating to, or being a technique, device, or test (as the Rorschach test) designed to analyze the psychodynamic constitution of an individual by presenting unstructured or ambiguous material (as inkblots,… …   Medical dictionary

  • projective — adj. of projection, of casting or throwing; pertaining to tests designed to reveal latent motives and personality traits (Psychology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • projective — adjective 1》 Geometry relating to or derived by projection.     ↘(of a property) unchanged by projection. 2》 Psychology relating to the projection of desires or emotions. Derivatives projectively adverb …   English new terms dictionary

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