project pro‧ject 2 [prəˈdʒekt] verb [transitive]
to calculate what the size, amount, or rate of something will be in the future:

• California Microwave dropped 2 points after it projected earnings of 19 cents a share for the third quarter.

• Sources said that privately the company is projecting a bigger decline.

— projected adjective :

• New Jersey's projected rates of return are in line with assumptions made by other corporations.

• a $17 billion cut in projected spending

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projected UK US /prəˈdʒektɪd/ US  /prəˈdʒektɪd/ adjective [before noun] ECONOMICS, FINANCE
planned for the future or calculated based on information already known: »

With millions of water bottles used each year across the city, the 10¢-per-bottle tax would add up to a projected $21 million.


The revenue has helped to turn last year's projected loss of €3.4m into an expected profit of €3m.

projected rate/level/range »

The projected rate of growth for the global economy is 1.7%.

projected earnings/growth/increase »

Passenger revenue rose by 3.3% to $918 million, against projected growth of 9.9%.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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