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projection

[ pruh-jek-shuhn ]
/ prəˈdʒɛk ʃən /
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noun
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Origin of projection

First recorded in 1470–80; from Latin prōjectiōn- (stem of prōjectiō ) “a throwing forward”; see project, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM projection

pro·jec·tion·al [pruh-jek-shuh-nl], /prəˈdʒɛk ʃə nl/, adjectivenon·pro·jec·tion, nounself-pro·jec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for projection

projection
/ (prəˈdʒɛkʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of projection

projectional, adjective
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Scientific definitions for projection

projection
[ prə-jĕkshən ]

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.
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