Initiative vs. Project

Initiative vs. Project — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Initiative and Project

Initiativeadjective

Serving to initiate; inceptive; initiatory; introductory; preliminary.

Projectnoun

A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.

Initiativeadjective

In which voter initiatives can be brought to the ballot.

Projectnoun

An urban low-income housing building.

Projects like Pruitt-Igoe were considered irreparably dangerous and demolished.

Initiativenoun

A beginning; a first move.

Projectnoun

(dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.

a man given to projects
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Initiativenoun

A new development; a fresh approach to something; a new way of dealing with a problem.

Projectnoun

(obsolete) A projectile.

Initiativenoun

The ability to act first or on one's own.

Projectnoun

(obsolete) A projection.

Initiativenoun

An issue to be voted on, brought to the ballot by a sufficient number of signatures from among the voting public.

Projectnoun

(obsolete) The place from which a thing projects.

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Initiativenoun

readiness to embark on bold new ventures

Projectverb

(intransitive) To extend beyond a surface.

Initiativenoun

the first of a series of actions;

he memorized all the important chess openings

Projectverb

(transitive) To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.

Initiativeadjective

serving to set in motion;

the magazine's inaugural issuethe initiative phase in the negotiationsan initiatory step toward a treatyhis first (or maiden) speech in Congressthe liner's maiden voyage

Projectverb

(transitive) To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.

Projectverb

(transitive) To make plans for; to forecast.

The CEO is projecting the completion of the acquisition by April 2007.

Projectverb

To present (oneself), to convey a certain impression, usually in a good way.

Projectverb

To assume qualities or mindsets in others based on one's own personality.

Projectverb

(cartography) To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.

Projectnoun

any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted;

he prepared for great undertakings

Projectnoun

a planned undertaking

Projectverb

communicate vividly;

He projected his feelings

Projectverb

extend out or project in space;

His sharp nose jutted outA single rock sticks out from the cliff

Projectverb

transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

Projectverb

project on a screen;

The images are projected onto the screen

Projectverb

cause to be heard;

His voice projects well

Projectverb

draw a projection of

Projectverb

make or work out a plan for; devise;

They contrived to murder their bossdesign a new sales strategyplan an attack

Projectverb

present for consideration

Projectverb

imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;

I can't see him on horseback!I can see what will happenI can see a risk in this strategy

Projectverb

put or send forth;

She threw the flashlight beam into the cornerThe setting sun threw long shadowscast a spellcast a warm light

Projectverb

throw, send, or cast forward;

project a missile

Projectverb

regard as objective