Definitions of projection

  1. the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
  2. any solid convex shape that juts out from something
  3. any structure that branches out from a central support
  4. the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction
  5. a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  6. the projection of an image from a film onto a screen
  7. ( psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else
  8. The act of throwing or shooting forward.
  9. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else.
  10. The act of scheming or planning; also, that which is planned; contrivance; design; plan.
  11. The representation of something; delineation; plan; especially, the representation of any object on a perspective plane, or such a delineation as would result were the chief points of the object thrown forward upon the plane, each in the direction of a line drawn through it from a given point of sight, or central point; as, the projection of a sphere. The several kinds of projection differ according to the assumed point of sight and plane of projection in each.
  12. Any method of representing the surface of the earth upon a plane.
  13. The act or state of extending or jutting out; that which just out; a plan.
  14. The act of projecting: that which juts out: a plan or design: a delineation: a representation of any object on a plane.
  15. Act of projecting; that which projects; plan; design.
  16. The act of projecting; a prominence; scheme; project; map or drawing showing something, as in relief.
  17. Projector.
  18. The act or state of projecting; a projecting part; the act of scheming; scheme; plan; delineation of an object on a plane. Projection of the sphere, the representation of the several parts of its surface on a plane, in which there are three different points of observation- the stereo- graphic, the eye being supposed to be on the surface of the sphere; the orthographic, the eye supposed to be at an infinite distance: and the gnomic, the eye supposed to be placed in the centre.
  19. A part jutting out; design of something to be executed; the representation of any object or surface made on a plane by straight lines; a plan; a scheme; in alchemy, the casting in of the powder which is to convert the prepared matter into gold.
  20. The referring of stimulations to endorgans of sense by means of the connecting projection nerve- fibres.
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