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Initiative vs. Project

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Main Difference

The main difference between Initiative and Project is that the Initiative is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote and Project is a collaborative enterprise, frequently involving research or design, that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim

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  • Initiative (adjective)

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

  • Initiative (adjective)

    In which initiatives can be brought to the ballot.

  • Initiative (noun)

    A beginning; a first move.

  • Initiative (noun)

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

  • Initiative (noun)

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

  • Initiative (noun)

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

  • Project (noun)

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

  • Project (noun)

    An urban low-income housing building.

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

  • Project (noun)

    An idle scheme; an impracticable design.

    "a man given to projects"

  • Project (noun)

    A projectile.

  • Project (noun)

    A projection.

  • Project (noun)

    The place from which a thing projects.

  • Project (verb)

    To extend beyond a surface.

    "extend|jut|protrude"

  • Project (verb)

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

  • Project (verb)

    To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.

  • Project (verb)

    To make plans for; to forecast.

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

  • Project (verb)

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

  • Project (verb)

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

  • Project (verb)

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

Wiktionary
  • Initiative (adjective)

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

  • Initiative (noun)

    An introductory step or movement; an act which originates or begins.

  • Initiative (noun)

    The right or power to introduce a new measure or course of action, as in legislation; as, the initiative in respect to revenue bills is in the House of Representatives.

  • Initiative (noun)

    The right or procedure by which legislation may be introduced or enacted directly by the people, as in the Swiss Confederation and in many of the States of the United States; - chiefly used with the. The procedure of the initiative is essentially as follows: Upon the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters the desired measure must be submitted to a popular vote, and upon receiving the required majority (commonly a majority of those voting on the measure submitted) it becomes a law. In some States of the United States the initiative is only local; in others it is state-wide and includes the making of constitutional amendments.

  • Initiative (noun)

    a character trait manifested in a readiness and ability to initiate action; an enterprising spirit; a go-getting attitude; energy; drive; get-up-and-go.

  • Initiative (noun)

    in interactive activities, such as conversation or games, the right or opportunity to set the course of action; as, to have the initiative.

  • Project (noun)

    The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.

  • Project (noun)

    That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.

  • Project (noun)

    An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects.

  • Project

    To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.

  • Project

    To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan.

  • Project

    To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate; as, to project a sphere, a map, an ellipse, and the like; - sometimes with on, upon, into, etc.; as, to project a line or point upon a plane. See Projection, 4.

  • Project (verb)

    To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree.

  • Project (verb)

    To form a project; to scheme.

Webster Dictionary
  • Initiative (noun)

    readiness to embark on bold new ventures

  • Initiative (noun)

    the first of a series of actions;

    "he memorized all the important chess openings"

  • Initiative (adjective)

    serving to set in motion;

    "the magazine's inaugural issue"

    "the initiative phase in the negotiations"

    "an initiatory step toward a treaty"

    "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"

    "the liner's maiden voyage"

  • Project (noun)

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted;

    "he prepared for great undertakings"

  • Project (noun)

    a planned undertaking

  • Project (verb)

    communicate vividly;

    "He projected his feelings"

  • Project (verb)

    extend out or project in space;

    "His sharp nose jutted out"

    "A single rock sticks out from the cliff"

  • Project (verb)

    transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

  • Project (verb)

    project on a screen;

    "The images are projected onto the screen"

  • Project (verb)

    cause to be heard;

    "His voice projects well"

  • Project (verb)

    draw a projection of

  • Project (verb)

    make or work out a plan for; devise;

    "They contrived to murder their boss"

    "design a new sales strategy"

    "plan an attack"

  • Project (verb)

    present for consideration

  • Project (verb)

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

    "I can't see him on horseback!"

    "I can see what will happen"

    "I can see a risk in this strategy"

  • Project (verb)

    put or send forth;

    "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"

    "The setting sun threw long shadows"

    "cast a spell"

    "cast a warm light"

  • Project (verb)

    throw, send, or cast forward;

    "project a missile"

  • Project (verb)

    regard as objective

Princeton's WordNet

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