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projective

[ pruh-jek-tiv ]
/ prəˈdʒɛk tɪv /
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adjective
of or relating to projection.
produced, or capable of being produced, by projection.
Psychology. of, relating to, or noting a test or technique for revealing the hidden motives or underlying personality structure of an individual by the use of ambiguous or unstructured test materials, as ink blots, cloud pictures, or cartoons, that encourage spontaneous responses.
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Origin of projective

First recorded in 1625–35; project + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM projective

pro·jec·tive·ly, adverbpro·jec·tiv·i·ty [proh-jek-tiv-i-tee], /ˌproʊ dʒɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounnon·pro·jec·tive, adjectiveun·pro·jec·tive, adjective
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How to use projective in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for projective

projective
/ (prəˈdʒɛktɪv) /

adjective
relating to or concerned with projectionprojective geometry

Derived forms of projective

projectively, adverb
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