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Definition 1: the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for projection in the sense of this definition

(projection is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is a kind of projection ) a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth

(... is a kind of projection ) the forceful expulsion of something from inside

"the belching of smoke from factory chimneys"

(... is a kind of projection ) the act of expelling (food or phlegm) by coughing

(... is a kind of projection ) the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)

(... is a kind of projection ) the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Definition 2: the act of projecting out from something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for projection in the sense of this definition

(projection is a kind of ...) an action that changes the shape of something

Definition 3: any structure that branches out from a central support - [noun denoting artifact]

(projection is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of projection ) any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

"the arm of the record player" "an arm of the sea" "a branch of the sewer"

(... is a kind of projection ) something resembling the tooth of an animal

(... is a kind of projection ) a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

(... is a kind of projection ) a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur)

(... is a kind of projection ) a pointed projection

(... is a kind of projection ) projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else

(... is a kind of projection ) a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something

(... is a kind of projection ) a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure

(... is a kind of projection ) a circular rounded projection or protuberance

(... is a kind of projection ) a projection out from one end

"the head of the nail" "a pinhead is the head of a pin"

(... is a kind of projection ) flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor

(... is a kind of projection ) a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

(... is a kind of projection ) (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)

(... is a kind of projection ) the topmost projecting part of an entablature

(... is a kind of projection ) a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping

(... is a kind of projection ) rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting

(... is a kind of projection ) a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

(... is a kind of projection ) one of a number of uniform projections on a gear

Definition 4: the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction - [noun denoting artifact]

(projection is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of projection ) a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude

Definition 5: a planned undertaking - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for projection in the sense of this definition

(projection is a kind of ...) a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

"they drew up a six-step plan" "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

(... is a kind of projection ) a project that generates a continuous flow of money

Definition 6: a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations - [noun denoting cognition]

(projection is a kind of ...) the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

Definition 7: the projection of an image from a film onto a screen - [noun denoting communication]

(projection is a kind of ...) communication that relies on vision

Definition 8: the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where projection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our ukuleles have been designed to have superior sound and projection
  • a prime ingredient of public speaking is projection of the voice

Synonyms for projection in the sense of this definition

(projection is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the production or transmission of sound

Definition 9: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else - [noun denoting process]

(projection is a kind of ...) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

(projection belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

Definition 10: any solid convex shape that juts out from something - [noun denoting shape]

(projection is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bulges outward

(... is a kind of projection ) (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

(... is a kind of projection ) a sharp projection on an edge or surface

"he clutched a jag of the rock"

(... is a kind of projection ) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

"the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge" "the hump of a camel" "he stood on the rocky prominence" "the occipital protuberance was well developed" "the bony excrescence between its horns"

(... is a kind of projection ) any sharply pointed projection

(... is a kind of projection ) any projection that resembles the tail of an animal

(... is a kind of projection ) any long thin projection that is transient

"tongues of flame licked at the walls" "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"

(... is a kind of projection ) a projection or ridge that suggests a keel

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