project

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project


Project is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

noun
verb

Noun[change]

Singular
project

Plural
projects

  1. A project is a complex job or assignment, often involving research or construction.
    Shell is also working on projects to help find training and work experience for some of Brazil's 13 million street children.
    The paper summarizes fifty research projects on the relationship between unemployment and crime.
    She's a project manager with British construction company John Mowlem.
    At college, I did this project on images of Black women in the media because it bothered me.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
project

Third-person singular
projects

Past tense
projected

Past participle
projected

Present participle
projecting

Birds with legs projecting out behind
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you project, you plan for or estimate something in the future.
    We have projected the loss of income forward for five years.
    Projecting into the future, wondering what may or may not happen and being afraid of it, is a common danger.
  2. (intransitive) If something projects out or beyond something else, it stands out.
    During flight, the legs of this bird project beyond the tail.
  3. (transitive) If you project an image somewhere, you use light to make it appear there.
    During the presentation, she projected various graphs on the screen behind her.
  4. (transitive) If you project an image, you try to give people a particular feeling about something.
    The program will project a modern image of workers.

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