Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun projection

10 senses of projection

Sense 1
projection -- (a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations)
       => prediction, anticipation, prevision -- (the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future))

Sense 2
projection -- (the projection of an image from a film onto a screen)
       => visual communication -- (communication that relies on vision)

Sense 3
project, projection -- (a planned undertaking)
       => plan, program, programme -- (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")

Sense 4
projection -- (any structure that branches out from a central support)
       => structure, construction -- (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")

Sense 5
projection -- (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)
       => convex shape, convexity -- (a shape that curves or bulges outward)

Sense 6
projection -- ((psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else)
       => defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence -- ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Sense 7
projection, acoustic projection, sound projection -- (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")
       => acoustic phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon associated with the production or transmission of sound)

Sense 8
projection -- (the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction)
       => representation -- (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Sense 9
protrusion, projection, jut, jutting -- (the act of projecting out from something)
       => change of shape -- (an action that changes the shape of something)

Sense 10
expulsion, projection, ejection, forcing out -- (the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting)
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

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