projector etymology

English word projector comes from English project, English -or

Detailed word origin of projector

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
project English (eng) (cartography) To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.. (intransitive) To extend beyond a surface.. (transitive) To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.. (transitive) To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.. (transitive) To make plans for; to forecast.. (transitive, psychology, [...]
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
projector English (eng) (dated) A person who devises or manages projects; a planner.. (psychology) One who projects, or ascribes his/her own feelings to others.. An optical device that projects a beam of light, especially one used to project an image (or moving images) onto a screen.

Words with the same origin as projector

Descendants of -or
accelerator actor actress advisor author calculator communicator coordinator decorator detonator donor elevator instructor investor perk perky radiator realtor sculptor sensor ventilator