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Meaning of projective

pro•jec•tive

Pronunciation: (pru-jek'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to projection.
  2. produced, or capable of being produced, by projection.
  3. of, pertaining 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.
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