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verb  /prəˈdʒekt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyproject
he/she/itprojects
present participleprojecting
past tenseprojected
past participleprojected
  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] to calculate how big something will become in the future using information that is available now

    The actual cost of the improvements is far greater than the original projected figure.

    project that:

    It is projected that the population will rise by one million by 2008.

    project something to do something:

    Total expenditure was projected to increase by 4.7%.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to stick out past the edge or surface of something
    project outwards/forwards/up etc:

    The edges of the roof project outwards and keep the rain away from the walls.

    The tusks of the walrus project downwards from the upper jaw.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to send an image to a screen or other surface
    project onto:

    His letters were projected onto a large courtroom screen.

    1. a.
      to make your voice loud enough to be heard at a distance

      Actors have to learn to project their voices.

  4. 4
    [transitive] to throw something

    The blast projected huge chunks of stone through the air.

  5. 5
    [transitive] to give people an idea that someone or something has particular qualities

    The campaign has tried to project a view of Labour as the party that cares.

    Ending the talks now would project an image of being insincere.

  6. 7
    [transitive] [usually passive] formal to plan something

    Australia is preparing for the royal visit projected for November.

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