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Meaning of “projection” in the English Dictionary

"projection" in British English

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projectionnoun

uk   us   /prəˈdʒek.ʃən/
(Definition of projection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"projection" in American English

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projectionnoun [C]

 us   /prəˈdʒek·ʃən/
  • projection noun [C] (CALCULATION)

an ​amount or ​resultexpected in the ​future that is ​calculated from ​information already ​known: Sales projections made last ​year were too ​optimistic.
  • projection noun [C] (STICKING OUT)

something that ​sticks out beyond the ​edge of something to which it is ​attached: It was a strange-looking ​house, with little projections off the ​sides.
  • projection noun [C] (IMAGE)

a ​picture that is made to ​appear on a ​surface, esp. by a ​specialdevice for ​showingmovies or other ​images on a ​screen or other ​surface: [C] A projection of his ​faceappeared on the back ​wall.
(Definition of projection from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"projection" in Business English

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projectionnoun [C]

uk   /prəʊˈdʒekʃən/  us   /prəˈdʒekʃən/
a ​calculation or guess about the future ​based on ​information that you have: The ​strongsales caused the ​company to ​boost its ​industry sales projection for the ​year.a projection for sth The company's ​global projections for the ​yearindicated that it would soon be the world's largest ​carcompany. It was too early to ​start makingspecific projections about ​plans or ​projects he would like to ​undertake. It revisedrevenue projections for the ​remainder of the ​financialyear. Maguire believed that the growth projections used for ​marketingpurposes 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.
(Definition of projection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “projection”
in Chinese (Simplified) 计算, 预测,推测…
in Turkish tasarlama, tasarım, tahmin…
in Russian прогноз, проекция изображения…
in Chinese (Traditional) 計算, 預測,推測…
in Polish prognoza, projekcja…
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