projection


projection
projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge all denote something which extends beyond a level or a normal outer surface.
Projection is applicable to anything that juts out, especially at a sharp angle
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buttresses are projections which serve to support a wall or a building at a point of great strain or pressure

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machinery set in motion to keep a level smooth . . . feels the least projection, and tries to flatten it out— Hearn

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the appendix is a small ñngerlike projection from the large bowel— Fishbein

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Protrusion applies to something which is thrust out or which pushes out so that it seems an excrescence or deformity
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a protrusion of lava in the form of a thousand- foot pinnacle

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the fantastic gables, pinnacles, and protrusions which intercepted the light— Samuel Lucas

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A protuberance swells or pushes out, often in rounded rather than angular form
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warty protuberances on a potato

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balconies, bay windows and protuberances which make their fronts look like bemedaled chests— Hauser

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A bulge is a protuberance or expansion of a surface caused usually by pressure from within or below
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a bulge in a wall

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there is a slight bulge in the soil before the first stalk of a plant appears

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  • projection — [ prɔʒɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1314; lat. projectio, de projectus, p. p. de projicere 1 ♦ Action de jeter, de lancer en avant (⇒ 1. jet; projeter, I ). Projection de liquide, de vapeur. Lancement, jet (de projectiles). Projection de pierres, d obus.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Projection — Pro*jec tion, n. [L. projectio: cf. F. projection.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of throwing or shooting forward. [1913 Webster] 2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • projection — [prō jek′shən, prəjek′shən] n. [MFr < L projectio] 1. a projecting or being projected 2. something that projects, or juts out 3. something that is projected; specif., in map making, the representation on a plane of the earth s surface (or the… …   English World dictionary

  • projection — 1550s, originally cartographical, drawing of a map or chart according to scale, from M.Fr. projection, from L. projectionem (nom. projectio), from projicere (see PROJECT (Cf. project) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • projection — [n1] bulge, overhang bump, bunch, eaves, extension, hook, jut, knob, ledge, outthrust, point, prolongation, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, ridge, rim, shelf, sill, spine, spur, step, swelling; concepts 471,509,513 Ant. depression… …   New thesaurus

  • projection — Projection. s. f. v. Il n a guere d usage qu en cette phrase, Poudre de projection, qui se dit d une poudre par laquelle les Chymistes pretendent faire le changement des métaux en or …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Projection — (v. lat.), 1) der Wurf, das Werfen; 2) die Abbildung eines Gegenstandes auf einer ebenen od. krummen Fläche durch gerade Linien, welche sich entweder parallel sind, od. nach einem gegebenen Punkte zusammenlaufen. Wenn auf zwei einander… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Projection — Projection, die geometrischen Beziehungen beliebiger Punkte, Linien und Flächen im Raume zu 1, 2 oder 3 sich gegenseitig schneidenden gegebenen Ebenen. Erstere sind die projicirenden Punkte etc., letzteres die P. s od. Coordinatenebenen.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • projection TV — n. a system made up of lenses, mirrors, and a cathode ray tube, for projecting video images onto a large screen * * * …   Universalium

  • projection — index design (construction plan), plan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary


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