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projective

[pruh-jek-tiv] /prəˈdʒɛk tɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to projection.
2.
produced, or capable of being produced, by projection.
3.
Psychology. of, relating to, or noting a test or technique for revealing the hidden motives or underlying personality structure of an individual by the use of ambiguous or unstructured test materials, as ink blots, cloud pictures, or cartoons, that encourage spontaneous responses.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; project + -ive
Related forms
projectively, adverb
projectivity
[proh-jek-tiv-i-tee] /ˌproʊ dʒɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonprojective, adjective
unprojective, adjective
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  • Scarf believes that all close emotional attachments involve some degree of projective identification.
  • For this reason, projective space plays a fundamental role in algebraic geometry.
British Dictionary definitions for projective

projective

/prəˈdʒɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
relating to or concerned with projection: projective geometry
Derived Forms
projectively, adverb
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