projection

[ pruh-jek-shuh n ]
/ prəˈdʒɛk ʃən /

noun

Origin of projection

1470–80; < Latin prōjectiōn- (stem of prōjectiō) a throwing forward. See project, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM projection

pro·jec·tion·al [pruh-jek-shuh-nl] /prəˈdʒɛk ʃə nl/, adjectivenon·pro·jec·tion, nounself-pro·jec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for map projection (1 of 2)

map projection

noun

a means of representing or a representation of the globe or celestial sphere or part of it on a flat map, using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude

British Dictionary definitions for map projection (2 of 2)

projection
/ (prəˈdʒɛkʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of projection

projectional, adjective
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Medicine definitions for map projection

projection
[ prə-jĕkshən ]

n.

The act of projecting or the condition of being projected.
The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or suppositions to others.
The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or desires to someone or something as a naive or unconscious defense against anxiety or guilt.
The localization of visual impressions to a point in space relative to the person who is doing the viewing: straight ahead, right, left, above, or below.
Any of the systems of nerve fibers by which a group of nerve cells discharges its nerve impulses to one or more other cell groups.
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Science definitions for map projection

projection
[ prə-jĕkshən ]

The image of a geometric figure reproduced on a line, plane, or surface.
A system of intersecting lines, such as the grid of a map, on which part or all of the globe or another spherical surface is represented as a plane surface. See more at azimuthal projection conic projection cylindrical projection.
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