projector

noun pro·jec·tor \ prə-ˈjek-tər \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of projector

1596

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PROJECTOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of projector for English Language Learners

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


PROJECTOR Defined for Kids

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noun pro·jec·tor \ prə-ˈjek-tər \

Definition of projector for Students

: a machine for producing images on a screen


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