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projection

noun [C]     /prəʊˈdʒekʃən/ US   /prəˈdʒekʃən/
a calculation or guess about the future based on information that you have: The strong sales caused the company to boost its industry sales projection for the year.a projection for sth The company's global projections for the year indicated that it would soon be the world's largest car company. It was too early to start making specific projections about plans or projects he would like to undertake. It revised revenue projections for the remainder of the financial year. Maguire believed that the growth projections used for marketing purposes were not achievable. budget/earnings/financial projections The President bragged that his push has resulted in 825,000 new jobs, more than 30% ahead of even the government's optimistic projections.
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