projection Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “projection” - English Dictionary

"projection" in American English

See all translations

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 British English

See all translations

projectionnoun

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

"projection" in Business English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of projection?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More