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PROJECTOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does projector mean? 

PROJECTOR (noun)
  The noun PROJECTOR has 2 senses:

1. an optical device for projecting a beam of light
2. an optical instrument that projects an enlarged image onto a screen

  Familiarity information: PROJECTOR used as a noun is rare.


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PROJECTOR (noun)


Sense 1projector [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An optical device for projecting a beam of light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

optical device (a device for producing or controlling light)


Sense 2projector [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An optical instrument that projects an enlarged image onto a screen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

optical instrument (an instrument designed to aid vision)

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

epidiascope (a projector for images for both transparent and opaque objects)

front projector (a projector for digital input)

cine projector; film projector; movie projector (projects successive frames from a reel of film to create moving pictures)

overhead projector (a projector operated by a speaker; projects the image over the speaker's head)

slide projector (projector that projects an enlarged image of a slide onto a screen)


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