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projection

noun
     
Related topics: Film, Geography
pro‧jec‧tion S3
1

calculation

[countable] a statement or calculation about what something will be in the future or was in the past, based on information available now
projection of
projections of declining natural gas production
projection for
population projections for the next 25 years
He declined to make projections about fourth quarter earnings.
Early projections show a three point lead for the Socialists.
2

something sticking out

[countable] formal something that sticks out from a surface:
small projections of weathered rock on the hillside
3

film

[uncountable]AMF the act of projecting a film or picture onto a screen:
projection equipment
4

feeling

[uncountable] technical the act of imagining that someone else is feeling the same emotions as you
5

picture

[countable] technicalAVD a representation of something solid on a flat surface:
a map projection
6

imagined qualities

[countable] something that you imagine to have particular qualities because of your wishes or feelings
projection of
The Devil is a projection of our fears and insecurities.

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