English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: prə-jĕktʹĭng IPA(key): /pɹəˈd͡ʒɛktɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: pro‧ject‧ing

Adjective edit

projecting (not comparable)

  1. Sticking out.
    I caught and tore my coat on the projecting nail.
  2. (psychology) Giving an outward appearance, in order to avoid a direct connection or to disguise or inflate the real essence.

Translations edit

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of project

Noun edit

projecting (plural projectings)

  1. The act by which something is projected.
    • 2008, Michael F. Wagner, The Enigmatic Reality of Time: Aristotle, Plotinus, and Today, page 15:
      The movie projector here is, of course, an analog of Soul, and its projectings (abstracting from the movie screen on which they fall) analogs of Soul's ontically generative activities.
  2. A projecting part.
    • 1820, John Gibson Lockhart, Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk, page 20:
      The sombre shadows, cast by those huge houses of which it is composed, and the streams of faint light cutting the darkness here and there, where the entrance to some fantastic alley pierces the sable mass of building—the strange projectings, recedings, and windings []