projection-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: prediction or forecast based on observed trend

Commentary: PROJECTION[+action][+prediction][+evidence][+trend][+observed]
NOTE: implies a forecast that continues the direction of an observed trend.

These plans are based on projections of slow but positive growth in the economy.
This study's projection of global mean temperature by 2030 differs from other studies.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a visual image cast at a distance from its source

Commentary: PROJECTION[+representation][+image][+visual][+cast][+remotely]
NOTE: often implies a screen on which the image is presented.

The ghosts in the Haunted House were actually holographic projections.
John fiddled with the projector to make the projection on the screen come into focus.
The projection of shadows on the wall from the trees outside looked strangely eerie.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a geometric perspective or transformation of an object

Commentary: PROJECTION[+representation][+transformation][+geometric]
NOTE: a mathematical construct where certain geometric properties are transformed

In a Mercator map projection, Greenland is distorted spatially to appear larger than it is.
Points are geometric properties that are invariant under projection.
This map is a type of conic projection.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 4: a planned or intentional promotion or presentation

Commentary: PROJECTION[+activity][+presentation][+promotion][+planned]

They disdain the legal profession's projection of itself as a force of altruism.
The candidate's projection of himself as a regular guy didn't persuade some voters.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: psychological process of attributing one's own traits to someone or something external

Commentary: PROJECTION[+activity][+mental][+transfer][+trait][+personal][+other]

Mary suffered from her mother's projections of guilt and blame on to her.
John's therapist helped him realize his projection of hostility on the people around him.
These drawings of monsters are projections of the child's fears. (extended usage)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: a physical shape or form that juts out

Commentary: PROJECTION[+structure][+extension][+appendage] [+quality][+shape][+convex][+jutting]
NOTE: the projection refers to a thing or form itself, not an activity.(Sense 8)

He tore his pants on a small sharp projection on bus seat.
These projections of pale green are the new growth on the pine tree.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

Sense Number 7: an acoustic property such that a sound carries well

Commentary: PROJECTION[+quality][+sound][+penetrating]

The projection of the voice must carry to the very back row of a theater.
Her voice has sufficient projection to be heard above a Wagnerian orchestra.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 8: the action of extending outwards

Commentary: PROJECTION[+action][+extending][+outward][+thrust/+expel]
NOTE: implies an actor or agent that initiates the projection

The projection of lava went high above the rim of the volcano.
This dance involves the projection of the hips in a rhythmic fashion.
The projection of military might was achieved through the deployment of aircraft carriers. (figurative extension)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9, 10