- 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
Related Words for projectioncalculation, estimate, estimation, forecast, point, bump, swelling, hook, rim, bunch, protrusion, ridge, spur, ledge, knob, shelf, protuberance, step, jut, eaves
Examples from the Web for projection
Contemporary Examples of projection
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’
June 19, 2014
Although it is being called a hologram, it was actually a 2-D projection.Michael Jackson's Crazy Billboard Awards Performance and More Hologram Wins and Fails (VIDEO)
The Daily Beast
May 19, 2014
And the projection for future results was less strong than investor had expected.Tesla Wins Even When It’s Losing
November 11, 2013
What interested me even more than the headlines was his little riff on the projection of American hegemony.Obama’s U.N. Speech
September 24, 2013
Why is opposition to any projection of force always the deciding factor?When Liberals Enable Tyrants
September 6, 2013
Historical Examples of projection
"A projection tube of some sort," said the doctor, pointing.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek
The "point" was merely a projection of the bluff about twenty feet away.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Could you not prevail to know the genesis of projection, as well as the continuation of it?'Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is a remoter and inferior incarnation of God, a projection of God in the unconscious.Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
But the projection of the head prevented his seeing anything beyond.The Cat of Bubastes
G. A. Henty
- 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
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."