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English noun: projection

1. projection (cognition) a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations


Broader (hypernym)anticipation, prediction, prevision

2. projection (communication) the projection of an image from a film onto a screen


Broader (hypernym)visual communication

3. projection (cognition) a planned undertaking


Synonymsproject


Broader (hypernym)plan, program, programme


Narrower (hyponym)cash cow, money-spinner, moneymaker

4. projection (artifact) any structure that branches out from a central support


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)arm, boss, branch, brim, burr, cleat, cornice, drip, drip mold, drip mould, flange, flue, fluke, head, knob, limb, lobe, lug, overhang, prong, rim, spike, tenon, tooth, tooth

5. projection (shape) any solid convex shape that juts out from something


Broader (hypernym)convex shape, convexity


Narrower (hyponym)acantha, bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jag, jut, keel, knife, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, salient, spine, spur, swelling, tail, tail end, tongue

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


Broader (hypernym)defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction


Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

7. projection (phenomenon) the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality


SamplesOur ukuleles have been designed to have superior sound and projection.
A prime ingredient of public speaking is projection of the voice.


Synonymsacoustic projection, sound projection


Broader (hypernym)acoustic phenomenon

8. projection (artifact) the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)map projection

9. projection (act) the act of projecting out from something


Synonymsjut, jutting, protrusion


Broader (hypernym)change of shape

10. projection (act) the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting


Synonymsejection, expulsion, forcing out


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Narrower (hyponym)belch, belching, belching, burp, burping, coughing up, disgorgement, emesis, eructation, expectoration, puking, regurgitation, spit, spitting, vomit, vomiting









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