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

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The bar area has numerous television and projector screens, which broadcast a variety of games — from football to basketball and cricket — and a private conference room that has its own sound system and overlooks the street. Shannon Larson,, "Spice Venue, Ranch House Pizza aim to bring more options, attract locals to Hartford’s Asylum Street," 28 June 2019 As TechHive’s Michael Brown has noted, the differences between HDMI and DisplayPort boil down to this: HDMI was designed primarily for consumer electronics applications: Blu-ray players, TVs, and video projectors. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "DisplayPort 2.0 launches, promising 8K video support by late 2020," 26 June 2019 The lights and projectors turn on and off randomly, and people report feeling cold, hearing voices and crying and sensing that they are being watched. azcentral, "Real haunted places in metro Phoenix," 5 Oct. 2015 Our home features six bedrooms, five and a half baths, a walk-out basement, a billiard room and home theater complete with stadium seating and a 3-D projector. Olivia Rassow, ELLE Decor, "Would You House Sit For A Pop Star?," 29 Jan. 2014 In Carsamba on the night of the debate earlier this month, dozens of men squatted on plastic stools in the street in front of a tea shop, eyeing the projector-screen spectacle. Laura King,, "Repeat election for Istanbul mayor is a key test for Turkey’s authoritarian-minded president," 22 June 2019 In mid-June, Women's Wear Daily reported that A.J. Freiman had recruited Fred Waller—who in 1939 invented and later patented the curved, multi-projector movie screen known as the Cinerama—to develop the technology. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "‘Vis-O-Matic’ Was the 1950s Version of Online Shopping," 20 June 2019 The Night Skies program uses Starlab, an inflatable planetarium dome and projector system., "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 5 June 2019 Tyler stepped off the bus from his 2009 summer job installing projectors at his high school, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, to catch a second bus home to Logan Township. Kellie Patrick Gates,, "Philadelphia weddings: Shakeema Jones and Tyler Mapp," 5 June 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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