Definition of projective
1. project [ n ] any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
Examples: "he prepared for great undertakings"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Research projects as soon as possible on the causes and prevention of dependency and illegitimacy .
(The New York Times,...)
`` How many is that , Jim '' ? asked Willie at one stage of his excavation project .
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
RCA_Victor has an ambitious and useful project in a stereo series called `` Adventures in Music '' , which is an instructional record library for elementary_schools .
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
The program came_out of the NBC Special Projects department , and was slotted in the Du_Pont_Show of the Week series .
Perhaps Special Projects necessarily thinks along documentary lines .Synonyms project task undertaking labor Related Terms work adventure enterprise venture cinch baby marathon tall_order no-brainer assignment proposition breeze labor_of_love manhattan_project plan undertake labor
2. project [ v ] communicate vividly
Examples: "He projected his feelings"
(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
In his sculpture therefore it would not be possible for him to project anything of what Jesus felt for his mother ; only what Mary felt for her son .Synonyms project Related Terms communicate
3. project [ v ] extend out or project in space
Examples: "His sharp nose jutted out" "A single rock stick out from the cliff"
(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)
Basement walls that project above the ground should be shielded as shown in the Appendix , page 29 .Synonyms protrude project stick_out jut_out jut Related Terms thrust overhang bulge cantilever spear protrusion
4. project [ v ] transfer from one domain into another, as of ideas and principlesUsed in print:
(The Wall Street Journal,...)
These keys are the working_principles of physics , mathematics and astronomy , principles which are then extrapolated , or projected , to explain phenomena of_which we have little or no direct knowledge .
(Modern Maturity, 4:6...)
This gives him the power to form in his mind new image combinations of old memories , ideas and experiences and to project them outside of himself into his environment in new and ever-changing forms .
It has been truly said that anything man can imagine he can produce or create by projecting this inner image into its counterpart in the objective world .
Not_only can man project his imagination out into his environment in concrete forms , but even more importantly , he can turn it inward to help create new and better forms of himself .
So_far in history man has been too greatly over-occupied with projecting things into his environment rather_than first creating the sort_of person who can make the highest use of the things he has created .Synonyms project Related Terms transmit
5. project [ v ] project on a screen
Examples: "The images are projected onto the screen"
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Physically , a movie is possible because a series of images is projected one at_a_time at such a speed that the eye `` remembers '' the one that has gone before even as it registers the one now appearing .
Each frame comes between the light and the lens and is individually projected on the screen , at the rate , for silent_movies , of 16 frames per second , and , for sound films , 24 frames per second .Synonyms project Related Terms show silhouette appear
6. project [ v ] present for considerationUsed in print:
(Committee for Economic Development, Distressed...)
While the U._S. Department_of_Labor has a program of projecting industry and occupational employment trends and publishing current outlook statements , there is little tangible evidence that these projections have been used extensively in local curriculum planning .Synonyms propose project Related Terms plan offer introduce proposer
7. project [ v ] make or work out a plan for; devise
Examples: "They contrived to murder their boss" design a new sales strategy" "plan an attack"
(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
It can project long-range goals for itself .Synonyms design plan contrive project Related Terms create_by_mental_act map concert plan undertaking invention planner planning
8. project [ v ] draw a projection ofUsed in print:
(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
`` When working from one of my sketches I square it up and project its linear form freehand to the watercolor sheet with charcoal .Synonyms project Related Terms draw
9. project [ v ] cause to be heard
Examples: "His voice projects well"
(The New York Times...)
Later_on this problem vanished , and the `` Flower_Song '' from Bizet 's `` Carmen '' was beautifully and intelligently projected .Synonyms project Related Terms cause_to_be_perceived acoustic_projection
10. project [ n ] a planned undertakingUsed in print:
(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Finally , a balance must be effected among project finance , utilization of agricultural surpluses , and general balance_of_payments support .Synonyms projection project Related Terms plan moneymaker plan
11. project [ v ] put or send forth
Examples: "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner" "The setting sun threw long shadows" "cast a spell" "cast a warm light"
12. project [ v ] throw, send, or cast forward
Examples: "project a missile"
13. project [ v ] imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
Examples: "I can't see him on horseback!" "I can see what will happen" "I can see a risk in this strategy"
14. project [ v ] regard as objective; in psychologySynonyms externalize externalise project Related Terms impute ascribe psychology
15. project [ n ] a school task requiring considerable effortSynonyms classroom_project project Related Terms school_assignment education
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