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projection British & World English

An estimate or forecast of a future situation based on a study of present trends

projection English Thesaurus

the company claims it has exceeded its initial sales projection

back-projection British & World English

The projection of a picture on to the back of a translucent screen for viewing or for use as a background in filming

rear projection British & World English

The projection of a picture onto the back of a translucent screen for viewing or for use as a background in filming

conical projection British & World English

A map projection in which an area of the earth is projected on to a cone, of which the vertex is usually above one of the poles

Peters projection British & World English

A world map projection in which areas are shown in correct proportion at the expense of distorted shape, using a rectangular decimal grid to replace latitude and longitude. It was devised in 1973 to be a fairer representation of equatorial (i.e. mainly developing) countries, whose area is under-represented by the usual projections such as Mercator’s

azimuthal projection British & World English

A map projection in which a region of the earth is projected on to a plane tangential to the surface, usually at a pole or the equator

Mercator projection British & World English

A projection of a map of the world on to a cylinder in such a way that all the parallels of latitude have the same length as the equator, used especially for marine charts and certain climatological maps

Mollweide projection British & World English

A projection of a map of the world on to an ellipse, with lines of latitude represented by straight lines (spaced more closely towards the poles) and meridians represented by equally spaced elliptical curves. This projection distorts shape but preserves relative area

orthogonal projection British & World English

A system of making engineering drawings showing several different views of an object at right angles to each other on a single drawing

projection television British & World English

A large television receiver in which the image is projected optically on to a large viewing screen

zenithal projection British & World English

A map projection in which a part of the globe is projected on to a plane tangential to the centre of the part, showing the correct directions of all points from the centre

Mercator projection New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

map projection with all latitudes the same length as the equator

orthographic projection British & World English

A method of projection in which an object is depicted using parallel lines to project its outline on to a plane

stereographic projection British & World English

Mathematical projection in which the angular relationships of lines and planes of the object represented are drawn in terms of their relationship to the great circle formed by the intersection of the equatorial plane with the surface of an imaginary sphere containing the object. This technique has applications in cartography and astronomy

conic projection in conical projection British & World English

A map projection in which an area of the earth is projected on to a cone, of which the vertex is usually above one of the poles

map projection in projection British & World English

A method for representing part of the surface of the earth or a celestial sphere on a plane surface