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English definition of “projection”


noun [C] (IMAGE)   /prəˈdʒek·ʃən/
a picture that is made to appear on a surface , esp . by a special device for showing movies or other images on a screen or other surface : [C] A projection of his face appeared on the back wall .
(Definition of projection noun (IMAGE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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