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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


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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