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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Pick a spirited flick like 1963’s Palm Springs Weekend to play on the projector, and wheel in the bar cart to keep the cocktails coming until the end credits roll. Heather Corcoran, ELLE Decor, "How to Bring Old Hollywood Into Your Home," 19 Mar. 2019 Anker’s Nebula Capsule is a special kind of portable projector. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "It’s your last chance to get a free copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the latest PS4 Pro bundle," 20 Oct. 2018 Starry night lantern: Get the kiddos excited about going to bed with a two-in-one lantern and star projector ($29.99). Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 Keen movie-night hosts will be knocked right out by a giant inflatable projector screen. Vogue, "9 Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Film Fanatics," 13 Nov. 2018 Instead, the iPad Pro has the same TrueDepth camera and Face ID system as the iPhone XS, with a 7-megapixel camera, infrared projector, and IR camera. Nilay Patel, The Verge, "Apple iPad Pro review 2018: the fastest iPad is still an iPad," 5 Nov. 2018 If $3,000 seems like too much money to spend on a projector, there are plenty of other (cheaper) options out there. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "LG’s first 4K projector will cost $3,000," 5 June 2018 Its 25,000 plus daily visitors could generate 716 million joules per day — enough energy to power either a film projector for more than two weeks or 55 televisions a day. Terry Gardner,, "How travelers to California's most popular landmarks could create electricity while they walk," 20 Mar. 2018 The Wall is a take on Samsung’s projector-replacing Cinema Screen technology. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Samsung’s The Wall TV is a modular 146-inch monster that uses MicroLED," 8 Jan. 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 How to pronounce projector (audio) \

Kids Definition of projector

: a machine for producing images on a screen

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