Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The projection of a picture on to the back of a translucent screen for viewing or for use as a background in filming.
- ‘All my favourites were performed live with incredible big screen back-projection and animation to boot.’
- ‘Of course it is not an aeroplane that chases him, but cinema - a back-projection.’
- ‘In the 1950s, filmmakers who could not afford to film in Washington, D.C., often used a distant shot of a landmark through a window or back-projection through car windows to locate the scene.’
- ‘The algorithm was improved by combining filtered back-projection with a modified algebraic reconstruction technique to enhance accuracy and shorten calculation time.’
- ‘To lessen computational burdens, adaptation and/or back-projection is accomplished in accordance with a time-sharing technique in which orthogonal components are separately processed.’
- ‘Since it was the first time back-projection had been employed at a concert, all the footage is close-up and the viewer never truly sees the scope and grandeur of these shows.’
- 1.1count noun An image created using the technique of back-projection.‘the slide was used as one of the back-projections’
- ‘Her colour-crammed back-projections, with captions ribboning up the side, are now fully-fledged and better-timed.’
- ‘Particularly successful were her back-projections, which yield just enough clues to the plot to make Wagner's German, in the compact score reduction, perfectly palatable.’
- ‘No one ever goes outdoors: back-projections abound, with the puppets flatly lit.’
- ‘The hokey looking back-projections with which he presents scenes of movement are not really meant to resemble anything.’
- ‘Her permanent set is dominated by a black gantry with ladders attached - nothing remotely aristocratic, let alone redolent of the Spanish Civil War we were promised, apart from a handful of back-projections.’
- ‘Their tunes will be played to a packed auditorium while a back-projection of the great dead man gyrates and grooves on a giant screen before them.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.