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project

  

      n  
1    a proposal, scheme, or design  
2   
a    a task requiring considerable or concerted effort, such as one by students  
b    the subject of such a task  
3      (U.S.)      short for       housing project  
      vb  
4    tr   to propose or plan  
5    tr   to predict; estimate; extrapolate  
we can project future needs on the basis of the current birth rate     
6    tr   to throw or cast forwards  
7    to jut or cause to jut out  
8    tr   to send forth or transport in the imagination  
to project oneself into the future     
9    tr   to cause (an image) to appear on a surface  
10    to cause (one's voice) to be heard clearly at a distance  
11      (Psychol)  
a    intr   (esp. of a child) to believe that others share one's subjective mental life  
b    to impute to others (one's hidden desires and impulses), esp. as a means of defending oneself  
   Compare       introject  
12    tr     (Geometry)   to draw a projection of  
13    intr   to communicate effectively, esp. to a large gathering  
     (C14: from Latin proicere to throw down, from pro-1 + iacere to throw)  


housing project  
      n     (U.S)   a housing development built and maintained by a local authority, usually intended for people with a low or moderate income  
Nuffield teaching project  
      n   (in Britain) a complete school programme in mathematics, science, languages, etc., with suggested complementary theory and practical work  
turnkey project  
      n     (Engineering)   a complete project usually including many major units of plant completed under one overall contract, such as a chemical works or power station complex  
     (C20: from use of turnkey in the construction industry to describe the day a job will be completed and the owner able to turn the key in the door)  
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n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
n.
a teamwork session in the visual domain (design, architecture, urban planning) organized on the purpose of finalizing a project within a previously defined timeframe.
The correct spelling in French (where the word originates from) is "charrette". "charette" is the Anglicized form.
n.
financial support for project provided collectively by a network of people on the Internet
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
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