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rear projection

noun, Movies.
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 of rear projection
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rear projection
  • It's brighter than rear projection, showing a tighter moving image than flat plasma screens that cost five times as much.
  • On a wall at one end of the marble corridor is a rear projection screen.
  • The house is a two-story frame residence with a one-story rear projection on a brick pier foundation with clapboard siding.
Contemporary definitions for rear projection

the showing of an image onto the back of a translucent screen for viewing or background for something being filmed; also written rear-projection's 21st Century Lexicon
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