- a projecting or protruding part.
- the state or fact of jutting out or protruding.
- a causing to jut or protrude.
- the act, process, or result of projecting.
- Also called map projection. Cartography. a systematic construction of lines drawn on a plane surface representative of and corresponding to the meridians and parallels of the curved surface of the earth or celestial sphere.
- the act of reproducing on a surface, by optical means, a remote image on a film, slide, etc.
- an image so reproduced.
- the act of visualizing and regarding an idea or the like as an objective reality.
- something that is so visualized and regarded.
- calculation of some future thing: They fell short of their projection for the rate of growth.
- the act of communicating distinctly and forcefully to an audience.
- the tendency to ascribe to another person feelings, thoughts, or attitudes present in oneself, or to regard external reality as embodying such feelings, thoughts, etc., in some way.
- Psychoanalysis.such an ascription relieving the ego of a sense of guilt or other intolerable feeling.
- the act of planning or scheming.
- Alchemy. the casting of the powder of philosophers' stone upon metal in fusion, to transmute it into gold or silver.
Origin of projection
- 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
- the act of projecting or the state of being projected
- an object or part that juts out
- See map projection
- the representation of a line, figure, or solid on a given plane as it would be seen from a particular direction or in accordance with an accepted set of rules
- a scheme or plan
- a prediction based on known evidence and observations
- the process of showing film on a screen
- the image or images shown
- the belief, esp in children, that others share one's subjective mental life
- the process of projecting one's own hidden desires and impulsesSee also defence mechanism
- the mixing by alchemists of powdered philosopher's stone with molten base metals in order to transmute them into gold
late 15c., in alchemy, "transmutation by casting a powder on molten metal; 1550s in the cartographical sense "drawing of a map or chart according to scale," from Middle French projection, from Latin proiectionem (nominative proiectio), from past participle stem of proicere (see project (n.)). From 1590s as "action of projecting."
- 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.
- 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.