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back projection

rear projection

noun, Movies.
1.
the projection of filmed action or stills on a translucent screen in front of which actors are lit and filmed: used to simulate an outdoor or location background in the studio.
Also called back projection, background projection.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60

background projection

noun
1.
the projection from the rear of previously photographed material on a translucent screen, used as background for a television or motion-picture shot.
Also called back projection, rear projection.
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back projection

noun
1.
a method of projecting pictures onto a translucent screen so that they are viewed from the opposite side, used esp in films to create the illusion that the actors in the foreground are moving Also called background projection
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Contemporary definitions for back-projection
noun

the showing of an image onto the back of a translucent screen for viewing or background for something being filmed; also written rear-projection

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