pro·jec·tive / prəˈjektiv/ • adj. 1. Geom. relating to or derived by projection: projective transformations. ∎ (of a property of a figure) unchanged by projection. 2. Psychol. relating to the unconscious transfer of one's own desires or emotions to another person: the projective contents of wish fantasies. ∎ relating to or exploiting the unconscious expression or introduction of one's impressions or feelings. DERIVATIVES: pro·jec·tive·ly adv. pro·jec·tiv·i·ty / ˌprōˌjekˈtivətē; ˌpräjˌek-/ n.