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4 definitions found
 for Projection
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Projection \Pro*jec"tion\, n. [L. projectio: cf. F. projection.]
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     1. The act of throwing or shooting forward.
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     2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building;
        an extension beyond something else.
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     3. The act of scheming or planning; also, that which is
        planned; contrivance; design; plan. --Davenant.
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     4. (Persp.) The representation of something; delineation;
        plan; especially, the representation of any object on a
        perspective plane, or such a delineation as would result
        were the chief points of the object thrown forward upon
        the plane, each in the direction of a line drawn through
        it from a given point of sight, or central point; as, the
        projection of a sphere. The several kinds of projection
        differ according to the assumed point of sight and plane
        of projection in each.
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     5. (Geog.) Any method of representing the surface of the
        earth upon a plane.
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     Conical projection, a mode of representing the sphere, the
        spherical surface being projected upon the surface of a
        cone tangent to the sphere, the point of sight being at
        the center of the sphere.
  
     Cylindric projection, a mode of representing the sphere,
        the spherical surface being projected upon the surface of
        a cylinder touching the sphere, the point of sight being
        at the center of the sphere.
  
     Globular, Gnomonic, Orthographic, projection,etc. See
        under Globular, Gnomonic, etc.
  
     Mercator's projection, a mode of representing the sphere in
        which the meridians are drawn parallel to each other, and
        the parallels of latitude are straight lines whose
        distance from each other increases with their distance
        from the equator, so that at all places the degrees of
        latitude and longitude have to each other the same ratio
        as on the sphere itself.
  
     Oblique projection, a projection made by parallel lines
        drawn from every point of a figure and meeting the plane
        of projection obliquely.
  
     Polar projection, a projection of the sphere in which the
        point of sight is at the center, and the plane of
        projection passes through one of the polar circles.
  
     Powder of projection (Alchemy.), a certain powder cast into
        a crucible or other vessel containing prepared metal or
        other matter which is to be thereby transmuted into gold.
        
  
     Projection of a point on a plane (Descriptive Geom.), the
        foot of a perpendicular to the plane drawn through the
        point.
  
     Projection of a straight line of a plane, the straight line
        of the plane connecting the feet of the perpendiculars let
        fall from the extremities of the given line.
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     Syn: See Protuberance.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  projection
      n 1: a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
      2: the projection of an image from a film onto a screen
      3: a planned undertaking [syn: project, projection]
      4: any structure that branches out from a central support
      5: any solid convex shape that juts out from something
      6: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and
         emotions are attributed to someone else
      7: the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating
         quality; "our ukuleles have been designed to have superior
         sound and projection"; "a prime ingredient of public speaking
         is projection of the voice" [syn: projection, acoustic
         projection, sound projection]
      8: the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it
         would look from a particular direction
      9: the act of projecting out from something [syn: protrusion,
         projection, jut, jutting]
      10: the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting [syn:
          expulsion, projection, ejection, forcing out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  312 Moby Thesaurus words for "projection":
     Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection,
     Miller projection, acting, actualization, aeronautical chart,
     alienation, alphabet, archery, art, astronomical chart, atlas,
     autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism,
     azimuthal equidistant projection, azimuthal projection, bas-relief,
     beetling, bellying, blame-shifting, blueprint, boldness, brouillon,
     buffoonery, bulge, bulging, bump, bunch, business, calculation,
     cartographer, cartography, cartoon, casting, celestial chart,
     celestial globe, charactering, characterization, chart,
     choreography, chorographer, chorography, chucking, climatic chart,
     cog, comb, compensation, conic projection, contour line,
     contour map, conventional representation, copy, crag,
     cylindrical projection, dance notation, decompensation,
     defense mechanism, delineation, demonstration, depiction,
     depictment, dereism, dereistic thinking, design, diagram,
     displacement, display, dissociation, draft, drama, drawing,
     ebauche, elevation, embossment, eminence, emotional insulation,
     enactment, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, escapism,
     esquisse, estimate, excrescence, excrescency, exemplification,
     exhibit, exhibition, exposition, exposure, extension,
     exteriorization, externalization, extrapolation, extrusion, fang,
     fantasizing, fantasy, figuration, figure, firing, flange, flight,
     flinging, forecast, gag, game plan, general reference map,
     gibbosity, gibbousness, globe, gnomonic projection, graph,
     graphic scale, grid line, ground plan, gunnery, hachure, ham,
     hammy acting, harrow, heaving, heliographic chart, hieroglyphic,
     high relief, hoke, hokum, hook, house plan, hurling,
     hydrographic chart, ichnography, iconography, ideogram,
     illustration, imagery, imaging, impendence, impendency,
     impersonation, index, isolation, isoline, jaculation, jag, jut,
     jutting, knob, latitude, layer tint, ledge, legend, letter,
     limning, lobbing, logogram, logograph, longitude, low relief, map,
     map maker, map projection, mapper, mapping, meridian, mimesis,
     mimicking, mimicry, miming, mummery, musical notation, musketry,
     negativism, notation, objectification, opening, ostentation,
     outcropping, outline, outlining, overacting, overcompensation,
     overhang, overhanging, pantomiming, parallel, patter, pattern,
     peak, pecten, performance, performing, personation,
     photogrammetrist, photogrammetry, photomap, phototopography,
     physical map, pictogram, picturization, pitching, plan, planning,
     playacting, playing, plot, point, political map,
     polyconic projection, portraiture, portrayal, prediction,
     prefigurement, presentation, presenting, presentment, printing,
     production, profile, prognostication, project, prolongation,
     prominence, proposal, proposition, prospectus, protrusion,
     protuberance, protuberancy, psychotaxis, rake, ratchet,
     rationalization, realization, reckoning, relief, relief map,
     rendering, rendition, representation, representative fraction,
     resistance, retrospective, ridge, road map, rough, salience,
     salient, sawtooth, scale, scenario, schema, scheme, score, script,
     shooting, show, showing, sinusoidal projection, skeet,
     skeet shooting, skeleton, sketch, slapstick, slinging, snag,
     snaggle, sociological adjustive reactions, special map, spine,
     spire, sprocket, spur, stage business, stage directions,
     stage presence, steeple, stunt, sublimation, substitution,
     swelling, syllabary, symbol, tablature, table, taking a role,
     terrain map, terrestrial globe, thematic map, throwing, tooth,
     topographer, topographic chart, topography, trajection,
     transportation map, trapshooting, tuberosity, tuberousness,
     unfolding, unfoldment, unveiling, varnishing day, vernissage,
     weather chart, weather map, wish-fulfillment fantasy,
     wishful thinking, withdrawal, working drawing, writing
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  projection
  
      In domain theory, a function, f, which is (a)
     idempotent, i.e.  f(f(x))=f(x) and (b) whose result is no
     more defined than its argument.  E.g. F(x)=bottom or F(x)=x.
  
     In reduction systems, a function which returns some
     component of its argument.  E.g. head, tail, \ (x,y) . x.
     In a graph reduction system the function can just return a
     pointer to part of its argument and does not need to build any
     new graph.
  
     (1997-01-29)
  

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