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projection

(Encyclopedia) projection, in psychology: see defense mechanism .

The Projection

The consensus is that the first champion of the post-MJ era will arise from this elite group. Here is how I see the NBA Final Four shaping up: In the East, Indiana and New York battle it out in a…

Newlands project

(Encyclopedia) Newlands project, on the Carson and Truckee rivers, W Nev.; one of the first projects built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (1903–8). Lahontan Dam was completed in 1915…

map projection

(Encyclopedia) map projection, transfer of the features of the surface of the earth or another spherical body onto a flat sheet of paper. Only a globe can represent accurately the shape…

Shoshone project

(Encyclopedia) Shoshone project, NW Wyo., near the Mont. line and in the Shoshone River basin. Developed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, it irrigates a large portion of land and has…

projective geometry

(Encyclopedia) projective geometry, branch of geometry concerned with those properties of geometric figures that remain invariant under projection. The basic elements are points…

Boise project

(Encyclopedia) Boise project, in the Boise, Payette, and Snake river valleys, SW Idaho and E Oregon; developed in 1905 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for irrigation, hydroelectricity…

Manhattan Project

(Encyclopedia) Manhattan Project, the wartime effort to design and build the first nuclear weapons ( atomic bombs ). With the discovery of fission in 1939, it became clear to…