overhead projector


Definition of overhead projector

: a projector for projecting onto a vertical screen magnified images of graphic material on a horizontal transparency illuminated from below

called also overhead

Examples of overhead projector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Raiders already have protested, claiming the league is conspiring against the Silver & Black because Goodell refused to allow the Raiders to make their picks via overhead projector. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "NFL draft or ‘Wayne’s World’? Basement broadcast reminds of simpler times," 22 Apr. 2020 Over in Room 151, between all the churning laptops, two overhead projectors and massive projection screens as well as sheer stress. NBC News, "Ex-Obama political veterans work to bring racial diversity to 2020 campaigns," 10 Feb. 2020 Newly deputized strikebreakers with ancient guns stand in a classroom complete with an overhead projector and modern light figures. Washington Post, "Film airing on PBS recalls city’s dark deportation history," 14 July 2019 The lower level features the media room with an overhead projector and drop-down screen, walk-around wood bar with refrigerator, sink and dishwasher, and access to the deck. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Energy-efficient Berkeley contemporary with bay and city views," 6 Aug. 2019 Cinema’s creation will utilize several puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras, three screens, four musicians and foley sound effects to create a live movie for audiences. Hannah Herrera Greenspan, chicagotribune.com, "Writers Theatre announces casting for 2019-20 season," 7 June 2019 The 2014 fire started below the library, when an overhead projector ignited solvent in a student’s artwork, and destroyed much of the interior’s western half. Yonette Joseph, New York Times, "Glasgow Jewel Goes Up in Flames for Second Time in 4 Years," 16 June 2018 The overhead projector lit up the classroom’s screen with his image of the muscular crime fighter, who wears a blue lucha libre mask and an outfit with the green, white and red colors of the Mexican flag. Ryan Faughnder, latimes.com, "Movie studio seeks a behind-the-scenes role in L.A. schools to help fix Hollywood's inclusion problem," 29 June 2018 The questioning is polite yet aggressive, surprising witnesses with its precision and often accompanied by evidence – including text messages and emails – displayed on a large old-fashioned overhead projector. Anchorage Daily News, "‘Buckle up’: As Mueller probe enters second year, Trump and allies go on war footing," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of overhead projector

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Overhead projector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overhead%20projector. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of overhead projector

: a device that shows information or pictures on a wall or screen by shining a light through a sheet with the information or pictures on it

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