projective

adjective pro·jec·tive \ prə-ˈjek-tiv \

Definition of projective

1 : relating to, produced by, or involving geometric projection
2 psychology : of, relating to, or being a technique, device, or test (such as the Rorschach test) that presents unstructured or ambiguous material (such as inkblots or sentence elements) to elicit interpretive responses revealing personality structure
  • The Rorschach came to be known as a projective technique—the subject projects his or her anxieties and desires onto ambiguous images …
  • —Sally Satel

projectively

adverb

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1640


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projective

adjective pro·jec·tive \ prə-ˈjek-tiv \

medical Definition of projective

: of, relating to, or being a technique, device, or test (as the Rorschach test) designed to analyze the psychodynamic constitution of an individual by presenting unstructured or ambiguous material (as inkblots, pictures, and sentence elements) that will elicit interpretive responses revealing personality structure

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