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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] e-, ex-, out + iactus, perfect passive participle of iacere, to throw

Pronunciation

  • (verb, noun: button): ĭ-jĕktʹ, /ɪˈdʒɛkt/, /I"dZEkt/
  • (noun: psychological sense): ēʹjĕkt, /ˈiːdʒɛkt/, /"i:dZEkt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt

Verb

Infinitive
to eject

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to eject (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To force (a person or persons) to leave.
    The man started a fight and was ejected from the bar.
    Andrew was ejected from his apartment for not paying the rent.
  2. (transitive) To be thrown out violently.
    In other news, a Montreal man was ejected from his car when he was involved in an accident.
  3. (US) (transitive) To compel (a sports player) to leave the field because of inappropriate behaviour.
  4. (transitive) To cause (something) to come out of a machine.
    Press that button to eject the video tape.
  5. (intransitive) To project oneself from an aircraft.
    The pilot lost control of the plane and had to eject.
  6. (intransitive) To come out of a machine.
    I can't get this cassette to eject.

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Noun

eject (not used in the plural)

  1. A button on a machine that causes something to be ejected from the machine.
    When the tape stops, press eject.

Usage notes

  • Eject in this sense is used without an article, and is often capitalised ("press EJECT") as it is marked on many such buttons, or enclosed in quotation marks ("press 'eject' ").

Noun

Singular
eject

Plural
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  1. (psychology) (by analogy with subject and object) an inferred object of someone else's consciousness

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