Dictionary.com

projective

[ pruh-jek-tiv ]
/ prəˈdʒɛk tɪv /
Save This Word!

adjective
of or relating to projection.
produced, or capable of being produced, by projection.
Psychology. of, relating to, or noting a test or technique for revealing the hidden motives or underlying personality structure of an individual by the use of ambiguous or unstructured test materials, as ink blots, cloud pictures, or cartoons, that encourage spontaneous responses.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of projective

First recorded in 1625–35; project + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM projective

pro·jec·tive·ly, adverbpro·jec·tiv·i·ty [proh-jek-tiv-i-tee], /ˌproʊ dʒɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounnon·pro·jec·tive, adjectiveun·pro·jec·tive, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use projective in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for projective

projective
/ (prəˈdʒɛktɪv) /

adjective
relating to or concerned with projectionprojective geometry

Derived forms of projective

projectively, adverb
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
FEEDBACK