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noun     projection pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a calculation of the way that something will change and develop in the future, especially of how fast it will grow or become smaller

    a projection of economic growth for all member states

    It is his job to make projections about publishing trends.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the action of sending an image to a screen
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the process of giving other people a particular idea about you

    the profession’s projection of an image of public service

    1. a.
      [countable] an idea that seems real because of your own strong feelings

      The Devil may be a projection of our fears and insecurities.

    2. b.
      [uncountable] in psychology, the fact of imagining that someone else is feeling a strong emotion when in fact you are the one who is feeling it
  4. 4
    [countable] something that sticks out from a surface
  5. 5
    [countable/uncountable] a method of making a map, or a map made by this method
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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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