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 The mini projector has built-in speakers and provides lifelike images and videos for an enjoyable viewing experience. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 11 Aug. 2022 At dusk, movies are shown on a wall via an old school movie projector using 35mm film and vintage drive-in speakers. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 July 2022 The projector—a collaboration with German camera maker Leica—features top level specs and a pleasing minimalist design. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 July 2022 This home has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and sleeps 14—and comes with a secret game room and high-screen movie projector. oregonlive, 17 June 2022 Waveguide manufacturer Dispelix announced two partnerships, one with MicroLED manufacturer JBD and another with LBS (laser beam scanner) projector manufacturer TriLite. Anshel Sag, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Blackwell brings in saxophonists and comedians to entertain the crowds, and when the sun goes down, the movie projector comes out, showing Toy Story and other family-friendly films. Adam Erace, Fortune, 28 May 2022 This lively festival along the Willamette River boasts live music, a bounce house for kids and a massive projector screen for watching the games. oregonlive, 16 July 2022 The projector is for iPhone, Phone, Laptop, PC, DVD, PS4, HDMI and USB Devices. Mark Heim |, al, 13 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of projector

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of projector was in 1596

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“Projector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of projector

: a machine for producing images on a screen

More from Merriam-Webster on projector

Nglish: Translation of projector for Spanish Speakers Encyclopedia article about projector


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