Origin of projector
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Welles, who once dismissed his masterpiece Citizen Kane as “dollar-book Freud,” was nothing if not a projector.Go Fuck Yourself
July 18, 2013
Fox News is on the projector screen, laptops showing the latest results are on the table, and the chicken wings are getting cold.North Florida Republicans Stressed Out
November 7, 2012
Up to this day it must be owned no projector has had the smallest success.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He levelled the projector, not at me, but at the on-coming Spawn.
Will any human gunner ever be able to fire an Oman projector?Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
He was making adjustments on one of the instruments on the projector mount.
The projector barrel was moving, to center its lens on target.
- an optical instrument that projects an enlarged image of individual slides onto a screen or wallFull name: slide projector
- an optical instrument in which a strip of film is wound past a lens at a fixed speed so that the frames can be viewed as a continuously moving sequence on a screen or wallFull name: film projector, cine projector
- a device for projecting a light beam
- a person who devises projects
Word Origin and History for projector
1590s, "one who forms a project," agent noun in Latin form from project (v.). In the optical, camera sense it is from 1884.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper