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projectionist

[pruh-jek-shuh-nist]
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noun
  1. an operator of a motion-picture or slide projector.
  2. a person who makes projections, especially a cartographer.

Origin of projectionist

First recorded in 1920–25; projection + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for projectionist

projectionist

noun
  1. a person responsible for the operation of film projection machines
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Word Origin and History for projectionist

n.

1916, from projection + -ist.

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