pro·jec·tor | \ prə-ˈjek-tər \

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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MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, combines science, art, technology, design and images of the natural world with simulations generated by 520 computers and 470 high-tech projectors. Marissa Vonesh, Smithsonian, "Interactive, Digital Art Museum Opens in Tokyo," 25 June 2018 So Emily installed a giant projector that’s hidden beneath a curtain rod. Sarah Weinberg, House Beautiful, "It's Always Happy Hour At Emily Henderson's," 12 July 2018 Large projectors cast graphics promoting the initiative on the torn walls of the building. Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press, "Detroiters flock to see train station; Monday added to open house," 22 June 2018 The slowdown is because each mode needs to be created separately, which is usually done by using something like the mirror used in a projector. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Imaging at 1,000fps with a single pixel," 15 Feb. 2018 The tears really begin when Vinny points Lauren towards the projector, which starts playing a mini movie., "Here's Exactly How The Situation Proposed To His Girlfriend On Jersey Shore," 22 June 2018 Typically, businesses either use regular TVs or projectors, and these displays are smarter with stylus input, multi-touch, and intelligent sensors. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft launches new Windows Collaboration Displays to make meeting rooms smarter," 6 June 2018 New types of optical glass developed for their microscopes also led the company to branch out into telescopes, projectors, binoculars, and photographic lenses. Allain Daigle, The Atlantic, "How the 50-mm Lens Became ‘Normal’," 13 May 2018 But there's still a number of key factors that would need to be addressed before this could be considered a viable alternative to digital cinema projectors — notably, cost. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "LED Panels as a Cinema Screen? The First L.A. Installation Could Be Ready By April," 21 Feb. 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 \

Kids Definition of projector

: a machine for producing images on a screen

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