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PROJECTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does projection mean? 

PROJECTION (noun)
  The noun PROJECTION has 10 senses:

1. a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
2. the projection of an image from a film onto a screen
3. a planned undertaking
4. any structure that branches out from a central support
5. any solid convex shape that juts out from something
6. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else
7. the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality
8. the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction
9. the act of projecting out from something
10. the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting

  Familiarity information: PROJECTION used as a noun is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROJECTION (noun)


Sense 1projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prediction made by extrapolating from past observations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

anticipation; prediction; prevision (the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future))


Sense 2projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The projection of an image from a film onto a screen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

visual communication (communication that relies on vision)


Sense 3projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A planned undertaking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

project; projection

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

plan; program; programme (a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "projection"):

cash cow; money-spinner; moneymaker (a project that generates a continuous flow of money)


Sense 4projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any structure that branches out from a central support

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "projection"):

lobe (a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure)

lug (a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something)

overhang (projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else)

prong (a pointed projection)

spike (a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall)

tenon (a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint)

tooth (something resembling the tooth of an animal)

tooth (one of a number of uniform projections on a gear)

boss; knob (a circular rounded projection or protuberance)

head (a projection out from one end)

arm; branch; limb (any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm)

brim (a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat)

burr (rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting)

cleat (a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping)

cornice (the topmost projecting part of an entablature)

drip; drip mold; drip mould ((architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway))

flange; rim (a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object)

flue; fluke (flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor)


Sense 5projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any solid convex shape that juts out from something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

convex shape; convexity (a shape that curves or bulges outward)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "projection"):

tail; tail end (any projection that resembles the tail of an animal)

acantha; spine; spur (any sharply pointed projection)

bulge; bump; excrescence; extrusion; gibbosity; gibbousness; hump; jut; prominence; protrusion; protuberance (something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings)

jag (a sharp projection on an edge or surface)

salient ((military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy)

knife; tongue (any long thin projection that is transient)


Sense 6projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

defence; defence mechanism; defence reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defense reaction ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Domain category:

psychiatry; psychological medicine; psychopathology (the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders)


Sense 7projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

acoustic projection; sound projection; projection

Context examples:

our ukuleles have been designed to have superior sound and projection / a prime ingredient of public speaking is projection of the voice

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

acoustic phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the production or transmission of sound)


Sense 8projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

representation (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "projection"):

map projection (a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude)


Sense 9projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of projecting out from something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

jutting; jut; protrusion; projection

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

change of shape (an action that changes the shape of something)


Sense 10projection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of expelling or projecting or ejecting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ejection; forcing out; expulsion; projection

Hypernyms ("projection" is a kind of...):

actuation; propulsion (the act of propelling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "projection"):

belch; belching; burp; burping; eructation (a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth)

belching (the forceful expulsion of something from inside)

coughing up (the act of expelling (food or phlegm) by coughing)

expectoration; spit; spitting (the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva))

disgorgement; emesis; puking; regurgitation; vomit; vomiting (the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth)


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