- the act of reproducing on a surface, by optical means, a remote image on a film, slide, etc.
- an image so reproduced.
- 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.
Origin of projection
OTHER WORDS FROM projectionpro·jec·tion·al [pruh-jek-shuh-nl], /prəˈdʒɛk ʃə nl/, adjectivenon·pro·jec·tion, nounself-pro·jec·tion, noun
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How to use projection in a sentence
Most of the scenarios we offered surrounding the November election didn’t cause them to budge substantially from their existing projections.Even With A Vaccine, The Economy Could Take Many Months To Return To Normal|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|August 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But, because of the uncertainty involved in basing projections on historical trends, we constructed additional scenarios with slower or faster growth of education and family planning access.How Rising Education for Women Is Shaping the Global Population - Facts So Romantic|Kiki Sanford|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
Being able to account for the lag between when a user clicks on an ad and when they perform a conversion action can help advertisers get more accurate campaign projections.Google Performance Planner adds support for conversion delay and shared budgets|George Nguyen|August 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
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The shift is expected to put women in charge of about $30 trillion of assets by 2030, roughly a $20 trillion increase from 2016, according to projections from McKinsey, the consulting firm.US women will take control of an additional $20 trillion in wealth this decade|John Detrixhe|July 29, 2020|Quartz
Oftentimes public fear like this can be a self-indulgent kind of collective astral projection.
Most gun nuts have them less for self-protection than self-projection.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home|Michael Daly|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I sat there in the projection booth and thought, “Oh my god, you could tell a story this way?”Paul Haggis on Scientology, the ‘Crash’ Oscar, and ‘Third Person’|Kevin Fallon|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The walking-and-talking projection is estimated to have cost about $400,000 and took four months to complete.
Although it is being called a hologram, it was actually a 2-D projection.
It was round, with a small, rectangular projection for the operator's controls and calculator.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
In a moment her mind lost its tensity of projection and she was almost flying down her own long stair.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
They are brown, ovoid in shape, about 50 long, and have a button-like projection at each end (Fig. 101).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
At one o'clock we were near a low sandy projection round which the coast extends to the East-North-East and forms a shallow bay.
The projection of land fixed upon for the site of a town, was named after the commandant (Captain Barlow).
British Dictionary definitions for projection
- 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