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  • Isometric projection
    Isometric projection
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v project present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc. "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism","She proposed a new theory of relativity"
    • v project regard as objective
    • v project communicate vividly "He projected his feelings"
    • v project transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
    • v project throw, send, or cast forward "project a missile"
    • v project put or send forth "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner","The setting sun threw long shadows","cast a spell","cast a warm light"
    • v project imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind "I can't see him on horseback!","I can see what will happen","I can see a risk in this strategy"
    • v project make or work out a plan for; devise "They contrived to murder their boss","design a new sales strategy","plan an attack"
    • v project draw a projection of
    • v project project on a screen "The images are projected onto the screen"
    • v project cause to be heard "His voice projects well"
    • v project extend out or project in space "His sharp nose jutted out","A single rock sticks out from the cliff"
    • n project any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted "he prepared for great undertakings"
    • n project a planned undertaking
    • ***

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Orthographic projection Orthographic projection

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The projection light used for IMAX theaters can be seen from space.
    • Project An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects .
    • Project That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan. "Vented much policy, and projects deep.""Projects of happiness devised by human reason.""He entered into the project with his customary ardor."
    • Project The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.
    • Project To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan. "What sit then projecting peace and war?"
    • Project (Persp) To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate; as, to project a sphere, a map, an ellipse, and the like; -- sometimes with on upon into, etc.; as, to project a line or point upon a plane. See Projection, 4.
    • Project To form a project; to scheme.
    • Project To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree.
    • Project To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth. "Before his feet herself she did project .""Behold! th' ascending villas on my side Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of the four Presidents on Mount Rushmore, died a few months before the project was completed. It took him 14 years.
    • project To throw out or forth; cast or shoot forward.
    • project To cast forward in the mind; scheme; contrive; devise; plan.
    • project In geometry: To throw forward in rays or straight lines, especially from a center; draw such rays through every point of.
    • project To throw forward (lines) from a center through every point of the figure said to be projected, and then cut these with a surface upon which the figure is said to be projected.
    • project To delineate according to any system of correspondence between the points of a figure and the points of the surface on which the delineation is made.
    • project To throw, as it were, from the mind into the objective world; give an objective or real seeming to (something subjective).
    • project To set forth; set out.
    • project To shoot forward; extend beyond something else; jut; be prominent: as, a cornice or a promontory projects. The rays thrown forward in geometrical projection are said to project in this sense.
    • project To form a scheme or project.
    • project In alchemy, to make projection — that is, to throw philosopher's stone into a crucible of melted metal, and thus convert the latter into silver, gold, or the philosopher's stone.
    • project Synonyms To protrude, bulge (out), stand out.
    • n project That which is projected or devised; a plan; a scheme; a design: as, projects of happiness.
    • n project Synonyms Scheme, Design, etc. See plan.
    • project To move about busily or curiously; pry.
    • project Projecting; sticking out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fleshy projection above the bill of a turkey is called a snood.
    • n Project prōj′ekt a plan: a scheme: contrivance.
    • v.t Project prō-jekt′ to throw out or forward: to cast forward in the mind: to contrive or devise: to exhibit (as in a mirror): to draw straight lines from a fixed point through every point of any body or figure, and let these fall upon a surface so as to form the points of a new figure: to exhibit in relief
    • v.i Project to shoot forward: to jut out: to be prominent
    • n Project a body projected by force, esp. through the air: a cannon or rifle ball
    • ***


  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “It is a fact that you project what you are.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.”
  • Thomas Hardy
    “I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion.”
  • Gertrude Stein
    “It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.”
  • Lillian Troll
    Lillian Troll
    “Always have some project underway an ongoing project that goes over from day to day and thus makes each day a small unit of time.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “Hell is oneself, hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. project, F. projet, fr. L. projectus, p. p. of projicere, to project; pro, forward + jacere, to throw. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Projet


In literature:

They are financing the project.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
This leaves about a foot projecting from each log.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
One of the most active research projects of the S.M.M.R.
"Psichopath" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The modern colonization company has recently grown up, and out of this new project have grown broader policies and methods.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
The bones of the upper and lower limbs are enlarged at each extremity, and have projections, or processes.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Similar serpents project from the ankles.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
For this purpose they found a rare opportunity in projecting matrimonial alliances.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
The two Smith's Hundred ventures into iron production failed for the same reason that the College project failed.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
The French court now renewed their favourite project of marrying the Duke d'Alencon with Elizabeth.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
I denounced the project as absurd, and said there were some five or ten thousand printed passports on hand.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Do not you think these kind of projects objectionable?
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
The moon project that had originally been forecast for immediate accomplishment had met with delay.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
The vapor of which it was composed was projected in all directions at the successive explosions.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
His projecting eyes, moving indifferently from table to table, suddenly rested, fixed, on the girl.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
Other specimens show no trace of these calcified projections.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
However, we are not working on military projects, in the sense that our rockets are not weapons.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Buttresses plain, with broad faces and small projections.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
She laid the bone on one of the projecting rocks at the entrance of the grotto, and drew near, wiping her lips.
"The Casque's Lark" by Eugène Sue
The project of a canal across the isthmus was never allowed entirely to disappear.
"The Panama Canal" by J. Saxon Mills
The body of the caterpillar is green, and it is thickly covered with little black wart-like projections.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux

In poetry:

West in gash of purple
below the umber dye
Rims of desert sandhills
project into the sky
"Giant Cactus" by Norman MacLeod
Every long-laid project shatters,
Framed by things of clay:
He who knows that nothing matters
Smiles and slips away.
"Things Of Clay" by Gamaliel Bradford
Thus shall the men that hate the saints
Be blasted from the sky;
Their glory fades, their courage faints
And all their projects die.
"Psalm 129" by Isaac Watts
LELIUS. And a cloud,
From whose burning womb extended
The wild lightnings, the loud thunders,
Awful embryos were projected,
Fell upon us.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
My Conscience would my Will withstand,
Did Will project a world like this:
Better Eternal vacuum still,
Than murder, lust, and heartlessness!
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
To ev'ry street, through which it flows,
The Tree of Life projects its boughs:
Twelve sorts of fruits, divinely good,
Each month it bears, celestial food!
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard

In news:

MOUNT VERNON — A new retaining wall for Mound View Cemetery will cost the city upwards of $700,000, according to estimates projected by project designer Shremshock Architects & Engineers.
Jordy Construction's efforts to improve facilities at Project Angel Heart — a Denver food charity — were lauded by the Associated General Contractors of Colorado during a ceremony Friday highlighting the top commercial projects in the state.
Digital Projection Inc (DPI), an Emmy*-Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the launch of a new entertainment-oriented single-chip projection display based on DLP(tm) technology, the iVision HD.
The project is called Project Glass, and the Internet giant is seeking ideas for the project.
Project managers aren't properly assessing low-probability, high-impact risks when planning budgets and timelines for IT projects.
The Blueprints for Successful Communities project in Moreland has developed some specific potential projects aimed at clearing the town green and connecting all parts of town.
Julia Kaganskiy is Global Editor of The Creators Project and organizes The Creators Project meetups in New York City.
Nearly $3 million in federal funds originally earmarked for a downtown transit hub has been recommitted to other projects, but Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has assured officials the long-stalled project will be completed.
The ranks of the skeptics should be growing, not shrinking, as the public waits for proof that the bullet-train project we might end up with is the bullet-train project we were promised.
The project will likely undergo some type of reorganization with the introduction of a project supervisor to oversee the work.
Artists are working with the Creators Project on light and sound projects for the three-day festival.
More than two dozen community players will stage "The Laramie Project," Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project's documentary drama about the beating death of a gay college student in Laramie, Wyo.
City manager reports North Harbor project is green- lighted, and other projects in the works.
Local leaders also have said that they believe lobbying trips to Washington are essential to keep the northwest Ohio project in front of congressional officials at a time when many people are trying to gain federal favor for their projects.
Indeed many of those present said that this was the first time they had any knowledge and information about the proposed project study, even though MDX has held three "public" meetings on this project.

In science:

There is a projectively generated projectively defined σ -ideal I on the reals such that ZFC ⊢ cov(I ) = c and ZFC+PFA ⊢ non(I ) = ℵ2 .
Duality Chipped
Let I be a projectively generated projectively definable ideal.
Duality Chipped
Then T is a regular ring and every finitely generated projective right T -module is induced from a finitely generated projective right R-module.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
Lemma 6.7 The crossed product C ∗ -algebra D ⋊α Z contains an infinite projection and a non-zero projection which is not properly infinite.
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
SN = SN ◦ Φ−1 is the projection kernel written in terms of the complex coordinate ζ = Φ(z), ψ is given by (26) and z0 = Φ−1 (1). ii) Let BN be the orthogonal projection for the inner product h, iΩ .
Equilibrium distribution of zeros of random polynomials
For any δ > 0 and any projection p ∈ A there are orthogonal projections q, q ′ ∈ pAp which are Murray–von Neumann equivalent and satisfy τ (p − q − q ′ ) < δ for al l τ ∈ T (A).
On topologically finite-dimensional simple C*-algebras
If p ∈ A is a projection and d ∈ A is a positive normalized element such that τ (p) < τ (d) for al l τ in T (A), then p is Murray–von Neumann equivalent to a projection in dAd.
On topologically finite-dimensional simple C*-algebras
The effect of truncating the density matrix r is to project on the subspace generated by the first elements o f the corresponding basis, we shall call it the Pattern Function Projection estimator (PFP).
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
For an exact complex of projectives T the fol lowing are equivalent. (i) T is total ly acyclic. (ii) Ci (T ) is Gorenstein projective for al l i ∈ Z. (iii) Ci (T ) is Gorenstein projective for infinitely many i ≤ 0.
Gorenstein projective dimension for complexes
If G is Gorenstein projective and P → G is a projective resolution, then there exists a total ly acyclic complex T such that T ≥0 = P .
Gorenstein projective dimension for complexes
Meeting the goals of the SNLS and ESSENCE projects will require a large sample of nearby supernovae on the same order as the many hundreds of distant SNe Ia to be found by each project to enable a comparison of low- and high-redshift SNe Ia.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
If A ≤− B and B is a projection, then A is also a projection.
Bilateral Shorted Operators and Parallel Sums
Assume that the configuration (M, Φ, N, E, Q, πQ ) considered above satisfies the fol lowing hypotheses: 1) ♯π (ann E ) ⊆ T N ; 2) A(T N ) ⊆ T N, A(E ) ⊆ E and A|T N sends F -projectable vector fields X ∈ ΓT N to F -projectable vector fields AX ∈ ΓT N ; 3) ∀Z ∈ ΓE one has ι∗ (i(Z )σ) = 0, ι∗(i(Z )dσ) = 0.
Reduction and submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
Y ⊗Z Y ′ is the fiber product of Y and Y ′, pY the projection to Y, and pY ′ the projection to Y ′ .
Constructible exponential functions, motivic Fourier transform and transfer principle
A3) Pro jection for 1-cells: Let X ⊂ K n+1 be a 1-cel l of dimension r and Y its image under the projection on K n, f : X → Y the projection.
Constructible exponential functions, motivic Fourier transform and transfer principle