Define: Projection

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Definition: Projection

Quick Summary of Projection

Hypothetical assumptions used to estimate future financial statements.

What is the dictionary definition of Projection?

Dictionary Definition

  1. Something which projects, protrudes, juts out, sticks out, or stands out.
  2. The action of projecting or throwing or propelling something.
  3. The display of an image by devices such as a movie projector, video projector, overhead projector or slide projector.


Synonyms For Projection

protrusion, protuberance, projected, bulge, overhang

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Projection are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 7th January, 2020