- 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
Examples from the Web for 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’|Kevin Fallon|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
And the projection for future results was less strong than investor had expected.
What interested me even more than the headlines was his little riff on the projection of American hegemony.
Why is opposition to any projection of force always the deciding factor?
This is placed in a walnut box in order to prevent any projection of heat upon the balance.
In the projection of moving pictures there are two important points that must always be considered.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions|Henry C. Horstmann
Man's personification of himself, his projection of himself as a living being into external things, was the result of reflection.Myth and Science|Tito Vignoli
The choice of a projection depends on the function which the map is intended to fulfil.
You will conceive your perception of the table as a sort of projection of your mind comfortably enfolding the table within itself.Applied Psychology: Making Your Own World|Warren Hilton
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
Word Origin and History for projection
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."