1. projecting outward
  2. of, relating to, or caused by a projection
  3. (mathematics) describing those properties of a figure that are invariant upon projection

projective (plural projectives)

  1. (psychology) An assessment test that presents subjects with some sort of stimulus to which they react by projecting or imagining details.
  2. (mathematics) A projective member of a category.
  3. (linguistics) A statement about a conditional or potential state of affairs, as opposed to one about a situation that actually exists or existed.
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