rear projection

noun Movies.

the projection of filmed action or stills on a translucent screen in front of which actors are lit and filmed: used to simulate an outdoor or location background in the studio.

Nearby words

  1. rear deck,
  2. rear echelon,
  3. rear end,
  4. rear its ugly head,
  5. rear light,
  6. rear sight,
  7. rear-end,
  8. rear-ender,
  9. rear-view mirror,
  10. reardon

Origin of rear projection

First recorded in 1955–60

Also called back projection, background projection. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019