pro·​jec·​tor | \prə-ˈjek-tər \

Definition of projector 

1 : one that plans a project specifically : promoter

2 : one that projects: such as

a : a device for projecting a beam of light

b : an optical instrument for projecting an image upon a surface

c : a machine for projecting motion pictures on a screen

3 : an imagined line from an object to a surface along which projection takes place

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The projector connects to Apple TV to stream movies and shows across the front wall, which is painted gray to hide any imperfections without diminishing the projection's color contrast. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "Airiness in craftsman-style home creates inviting, family-centered space," 5 July 2018 Then the projector showed a peculiar image, of a man in a faded hat and overcoat. Tara Westover, Time, "What Happened After I Left My Survivalist Family and Went to College," 15 Feb. 2018 The projector is spraying the floor with a swirling mass of three-inch polygons. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Unseen Oceans: How the American Museum of Natural History Builds a New Exhibit," 21 June 2018 MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, combines science, art, technology, design and images of the natural world with simulations generated by 520 computers and 470 high-tech projectors. Marissa Vonesh, Smithsonian, "Interactive, Digital Art Museum Opens in Tokyo," 25 June 2018 So Emily installed a giant projector that’s hidden beneath a curtain rod. Sarah Weinberg, House Beautiful, "It's Always Happy Hour At Emily Henderson's," 12 July 2018 Large projectors cast graphics promoting the initiative on the torn walls of the building. Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press, "Detroiters flock to see train station; Monday added to open house," 22 June 2018 The slowdown is because each mode needs to be created separately, which is usually done by using something like the mirror used in a projector. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Imaging at 1,000fps with a single pixel," 15 Feb. 2018 The tears really begin when Vinny points Lauren towards the projector, which starts playing a mini movie., "Here's Exactly How The Situation Proposed To His Girlfriend On Jersey Shore," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of projector

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of projector

: a machine that projects a movie or picture onto a screen


pro·​jec·​tor | \prə-ˈjek-tər \

Kids Definition of projector

: a machine for producing images on a screen

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