pro·​jec·​tor | \ prə-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce projector (audio) \

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

Examples of projector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To combat this issue, Gassler came up with a design that utilizes a webcam, a projector, and retroactive fabric to essentially make the pillars appear invisible. Claudia Harmata,, "Teen Wins $25,000 for Inventing Unique New Solution to Cars’ Blind Spots," 6 Nov. 2019 The new equipment budget is about $570,000 which will pay for iPads, staff computer replacements, projectors, classroom furniture and musical instruments, the budget indicates. Anna Kim,, "FY20 budgets show salaries and benefits, capital improvements among the common increases across local school districts," 6 Nov. 2019 Originally intended as a home movie projector, it was named after the Victrola, the early record player. David Canfield,, "The editor of the original Star Wars reflects on the making of a revolutionary film," 4 Nov. 2019 Particulate matter sticks to a piece of tape inside the device and a light shined through the tape, sort of like a film projector, creates an image revealing the levels of particulate matter. Washington Post, "When the power went out during California’s wildfires, the air quality monitors turned off, too," 4 Nov. 2019 There's the terrible pico projector, an expensive clip on battery pack, a low-resolution 360 camera, several clip on speakers, and a game pad. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "The Moto Z4 launches as a $500 mid-range smartphone with 5G upgradability," 31 May 2019 Time seems to stop, however, in the projection booth, which is stocked with vintage 35 mm projectors, old movie reels, retro hardware and tools. Mary Colurso |, al, "There’s new life at Bessemer’s historic Lincoln Theatre, thanks to actor Andre Holland and family," 12 Sep. 2019 So this has five times better contrast ratio than one of our bulb projectors. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, "Apocalypse Now Final Cut," 31 Aug. 2019 The mobile accessory and smart-home giant, makes portable batteries, mini-projectors, Bluetooth speakers, cords for many devices, fast chargers and wireless charging pads, among others. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Anker's latest sale offers lots of ways to charge up your world," 23 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce projector (audio) \

Kids Definition of projector

: a machine for producing images on a screen

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