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projection

[ pruh-jek-shuh n ]
/ prəˈdʒɛk ʃən /
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Origin of projection

1470–80; < Latin prōjectiōn- (stem of prōjectiō) a throwing forward. See project, -ion
Related formspro·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 Formsprojectional, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for projection

projection


n.

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for projection

projection

[ prə-jĕkshən ]

n.

The act of projecting or the condition of being projected.
The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or suppositions to others.
The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or desires to someone or something as a naive or unconscious defense against anxiety or guilt.
The localization of visual impressions to a point in space relative to the person who is doing the viewing: straight ahead, right, left, above, or below.
Any of the systems of nerve fibers by which a group of nerve cells discharges its nerve impulses to one or more other cell groups.
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Science 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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