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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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projectionpro‧jec‧tion /prəˈdʒekʃən/ ●○○ AWL noun  1 calculation [countable]COUNT/CALCULATE a statement or calculation about what something will be in the future or was in the past, based on information available nowprojection of projections of declining natural gas productionprojection 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] formalSTICK OUT something that sticks out from a surface small projections of weathered rock on the hillside3 film [uncountable]AMF the act of projecting a film or picture onto a screen projection equipment4 feeling [uncountable] technicalIMAGINE the act of imagining that someone else is feeling the same emotions as you5 picture [countable] technicalAVD a representation of something solid on a flat surface a map projection6 imagined qualities [countable] something that you imagine to have particular qualities because of your wishes or feelingsprojection of The Devil is a projection of our fears and insecurities. Mercator projection
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projectionThese figures are in no way a projection of the likely maturity benefits.The statistical, financial and projection skills of actuaries are of particular relevance to this work.The city's sales-tax revenues are running $800,000 below projections.Of course, your budget and your yearly cashflow projection may be totally different to the above examples.Though White House economic projections have proven relatively accurate the last four years, they are less conservative than congressional economic projections.Includes discussion of how official household projections might be developed in the light of such evidence.Olympic medal projections based on world rankings are grim.The tires have short metal projections to improve traction on snow and ice.next year's sales projectionsFirst Bank officials, however, contend they will find other means to bolster earnings and maintain their projections.It will take anywhere from 12 to 18 months for the lake to fill, according to projections.make projectionsBut the point is not to make projections that are 100 percent accurate.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprojectionpro‧jec‧tion /prəˈdʒekʃən/ noun [countable] a statement or calculation about what you think will happen in the future, based on the information that you have available nowthe latest projections for growth in US GDPHow do scientists make projections about future climate change?The company revised its projection downward (=changed its opinion to make it less hopeful).
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