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"project" in British English

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projectnoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɒdʒ.ekt/  us   /ˈprɑː.dʒekt/
B2 a ​piece of ​plannedwork or an ​activity that is ​finished over a ​period of ​time and ​intended to ​achieve a ​particularpurpose: the Kings Cross ​housing project a ​scientificresearch project Her ​latest project is a ​filmbased on the ​life of a 19th-century ​musichallstar. My next project is ​decorating the ​kitchen.
A2 a ​study of a ​particularsubject done over a ​period of ​time, ​especially by ​students: He's doing a ​class project onpollution. In ​our third ​year at ​college everyone had to do a ​special project.

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uk   /prəˈdʒekt/  us   /prəˈdʒekt/
  • project verb (CALCULATE)

[T usually passive] to ​calculate an ​amount or ​numberexpected in the ​future from ​information already ​known: [+ to infinitive] Government ​spending is projected torise by three ​percent next ​year.
  • project verb (THROW)

[T] to ​throw or ​direct something ​forwards, with ​force: 90 ​percent of the projected ​missiles will ​hittheirtarget.
project your voice
to ​sing or ​speakloudly and ​clearly: It's a ​bigtheatre so you really have to project ​yourvoice if you're going to be ​heard at the back.
  • project verb (MAKE AN IMAGE)

[T] to ​cause a ​film, ​image, or ​light to ​appear on a ​screen or other ​surface: Laser ​images were projected onto a ​screen.
[T] specialized psychology to ​wronglyimagine that someone ​else is ​feeling a ​particularemotion or desire when in ​fact it is you who ​feels this way: I ​suspect he's projecting his ​fears onto you.
[T] If you project a ​particularquality, that ​quality is what most ​peoplenotice about you: Recently the ​president has ​sought to project a much ​tougher image.
(Definition of project from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"project" in American English

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 us   /ˈprɑdʒ·ekt, -ɪkt/
  • project noun (PIECE OF WORK)

[C] a ​piece of ​plannedwork or ​activity that is ​completed over a ​period of ​time and ​intended to ​achieve a ​particularaim: a ​research project construction projects Painting the ​bedroom is Steve’s next project.
  • project noun (BUILDING)

[C usually pl] a ​housing project


 us   /prəˈdʒekt/
  • project verb (CALCULATE)

[T] to ​calculate an ​amount or ​resultexpected in the ​future from ​information already ​known: The ​hotels are projecting ​bigprofits. [+ (that) clause] They project (that) 31 ​billionpeople will ​watch the ​World Cup.
  • project verb (STICK OUT)

[I] to ​stick out beyond the ​edge of something: The ​hoteldiningroom projects (out) over the ​water.
  • project verb (MAKE AN IMAGE)

[T] to ​cause a ​picture or ​light to ​appear on a ​surface: We don’t have a ​screen but we can project the ​slides onto the back ​wall.
  • project verb (THROW)

[T] to ​throw something ​forward or into the ​air: The ​deviceallows you to ​scoop up a ​ball and project it some 140 ​feet.
[T] To project is also to ​speak or ​singloudly and ​clearly: Singers are used to projecting ​theirvoices.
(Definition of project from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"project" in Business English

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projectnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈprɒdʒekt/
a ​piece of ​plannedwork or an ​activity which is done over a ​period of ​time and intended to ​achieve a particular ​purpose: The ​date for ​starting the project will be set once ​financing is completed.set up/launch a project They set up the research project with ​help from the for/finance a project Two ​localbusinessesfunded the project. manage/​run a project complete/​finish a project a joint/large/​major project a building/​construction/​development project

projectverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​ 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 thatgas could end up ​accounting for more than 50% of ​generatingsupply 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 ​digitalvideo will be projected on a huge I-MAX ​screen.
(Definition of project from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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