projection


projection
a) Something which projects, protrudes, juts out, sticks out, or stands out.

The face of the cliff had many projections which are big enough for birds to nest on.

b) The action of projecting or throwing or propelling something.

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  • projection — [ prɔʒɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1314; lat. projectio, de projectus, p. p. de projicere 1 ♦ Action de jeter, de lancer en avant (⇒ 1. jet; projeter, I ). Projection de liquide, de vapeur. Lancement, jet (de projectiles). Projection de pierres, d obus.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Projection — Pro*jec tion, n. [L. projectio: cf. F. projection.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of throwing or shooting forward. [1913 Webster] 2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • projection — Pro*jec tion, n. [L. projectio: cf. F. projection.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of throwing or shooting forward. [1913 Webster] 2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • projection — projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge all denote something which extends beyond a level or a normal outer surface. Projection is applicable to anything that juts out, especially at a sharp angle {buttresses are projections which serve to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • projection — [prō jek′shən, prəjek′shən] n. [MFr < L projectio] 1. a projecting or being projected 2. something that projects, or juts out 3. something that is projected; specif., in map making, the representation on a plane of the earth s surface (or the… …   English World dictionary

  • projection — 1550s, originally cartographical, drawing of a map or chart according to scale, from M.Fr. projection, from L. projectionem (nom. projectio), from projicere (see PROJECT (Cf. project) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • projection — [n1] bulge, overhang bump, bunch, eaves, extension, hook, jut, knob, ledge, outthrust, point, prolongation, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, ridge, rim, shelf, sill, spine, spur, step, swelling; concepts 471,509,513 Ant. depression… …   New thesaurus

  • projection — Projection. s. f. v. Il n a guere d usage qu en cette phrase, Poudre de projection, qui se dit d une poudre par laquelle les Chymistes pretendent faire le changement des métaux en or …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Projection — (v. lat.), 1) der Wurf, das Werfen; 2) die Abbildung eines Gegenstandes auf einer ebenen od. krummen Fläche durch gerade Linien, welche sich entweder parallel sind, od. nach einem gegebenen Punkte zusammenlaufen. Wenn auf zwei einander… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Projection — Projection, die geometrischen Beziehungen beliebiger Punkte, Linien und Flächen im Raume zu 1, 2 oder 3 sich gegenseitig schneidenden gegebenen Ebenen. Erstere sind die projicirenden Punkte etc., letzteres die P. s od. Coordinatenebenen.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • projection TV — n. a system made up of lenses, mirrors, and a cathode ray tube, for projecting video images onto a large screen * * * …   Universalium