projector

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Partly from Latin projector (person who throws away); partly directly from project +‎ -or.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈd͡ʒɛktɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛktə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

projector (plural projectors)

  1. Someone who devises or suggests a project; a proposer or planner of something. [from 16th c.]
    • 1642 (indicated as 1641), John Milton, “That Church-governement is Prescrib’d in the Gospell, and that to Say Otherwise is Unsound”, in The Reason of Church-governement Urg’d against Prelaty [], London: [] E[dward] G[riffin] for Iohn Rothwell, [], OCLC 4610908, 1st book, page 4:
      So far is it from the kenne of theſe wretched projectors of ours that beſcraull their Pamflets every day with new formes of government for our Church.
    • 1791, Thomas Paine, Rights of Man:
      [A]s the Doctor neither did this, nor yet sent him an answer, the projector wrote a second letter […].
  2. An optical device that projects a beam of light, especially one used to project an image (or moving images) onto a screen. [from 19th c.]
  3. (psychology) One who projects, or ascribes his/her own feelings to others.
    • 1982, The Gestalt Journal (volume 5, page 44)
      Projectors attempt to get rid of unwanted feelings, only it does not work; they still experience the unwanted feelings []
  4. (mathematics) An operator that forms a projection.

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Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English projector.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

projector

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) projector (projection device)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from English projector or German Projektor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌproːˈjɛk.tɔr/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧jec‧tor
  • Rhymes: -ɛktɔr

Noun[edit]

projector m (plural projectoren or projectors, diminutive projectortje n)

  1. A projector (projection device).

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

projector m (plural projectores)

  1. Alternative form of projetor