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    projector and beamer

    Some of my coworkers call projector "beamer". It is the machine we use projecting usually ppt documents to the screen in the meeting rooms nowadays. Is it correct to call the machine "beamer"? Puzzled.

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    Emily (Beijing)

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    #2

    Re: projector and beamer

    ***Beamer (LaTeX), an extension to the LaTeX typesetting software for creating presentation slides.
    ***Video projector, a pseudo-anglicism in a number of languages including German and Dutch.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/beamer

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    #3

    Re: projector and beamer

    In English it is a "video projector". The word "beamer" is used in other European languages in the mistaken belief that it is English.

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    #4

    Re: projector and beamer

    Like 'handy' for 'handset'.

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    #5

    Re: projector and beamer

    Don't know if it's the same elsewhere, but in the U.S. if you mention a "beamer," folks presume you're talking about a BMW automobile.

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