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project

verb [T]
 
 
/prəʊˈdʒekt/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE to calculate an amount or number expected in the future from information already known: The amount was less than we had projected. The state is projecting a $275 million shortfall for the rest of the fiscal year.be projected (to do sth) Growth rate is projected for five years. The deficit is projected to rise to $17 million next year. The project controller said the highway was currently seeing between 20,000 and 24,000 vehicles a day, fewer than the 26,000 originally projected. The review projects that gas could end up accounting for more than 50% of generating supply by 2020.
to plan for sth to happen or expect sth to happen: be projected to do sth The work is projected to start in November.
to make other people see or feel a particular quality or idea in the way you behave: The candidate projects supreme confidence in his own views and abilities. He was told that arriving in his Rolls-Royce might project the wrong image .
COMMUNICATIONS to cause an image to appear on a screen or surface using a projector: project sth on/onto sth The digital video will be projected on a huge I-MAX screen.
(Definition of project verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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