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  1. pro·file
    IPA[ˈprōˌfīl]
  2. noun

    • 1. an outline of something, especially a person's face, as seen from one side:

      the man turned and she caught his profile
    • 2. a vertical cross section of a structure:

      skillfully made vessels with an S-shaped profile
    • 3. an outline of part of the earth's surface, e.g. the course of a river, as seen in a vertical section.

    • 4. a flat piece of scenery or stage property that has been cut so as to form an outline or silhouette of an object.

    • 5. a short article giving a description of a person or organization:

      a profile of a Texas tycoon
    • 6. (on a social media website or application) a user's summary of their personal details or current situation:

      he posted the pictures on his Facebook profile
    • 7. the extent to which a person or organization attracts public notice:

      raising the profile of women in industry
    • 8. a graphical or other representation of information relating to particular characteristics of something, recorded in quantified form:

      the blood profiles of cancer patients
    • 9. a record of a person's psychological or behavioral characteristics, preferences, etc.:

      they had been using personal details to build customer profiles

    verb

    • 1. describe (a person or organization, especially a public figure) in a short article:

      he was to profile each candidate
    • 2. represent in outline from one side:

      he was standing motionless, profiled on the far side of the swimming pool
    • 3. have a specified shape or appearance in outline:

      a proud bird profiled like a phoenix
    • 4. shape (something), especially by means of a tool guided by a template:

      I use my angle grinder all the time for profiling tiles
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: profile, plural noun: profiles

    • v.: verb: profile, 3rd person present: profiles, gerund or present participle: profiling, past tense: profiled, past participle: profiled

    • noun

      an outline of something, especially a person's face, as seen from one side:

      a vertical cross section of a structure:

    • verb

      describe (a person or organization) in a short article:

      represent in outline from one side:

    • adjective

      shaped, especially by means of a tool guided by a template:
    • adjective

      shaped, especially by means of a tool guided by a template:
    • noun

      a position of avoiding or not attracting much attention or publicity:
    • adjective

      avoiding attention or publicity:

      (of an object) lower or slimmer than is usual for objects of its type.

    • noun

      a position attracting much attention or publicity:
    • adjective

      attracting much attention or publicity:
    • (in reference to someone's face) as seen from one side
    • noun

      a set of characteristics that are unique to the DNA of an individual organism or population, obtained by analyzing small samples of biological material such as body tissues or fluids and used especially in the context of predicting susceptibility to a particular disease:
    • noun

      a position of avoiding or not attracting much attention or publicity:
    • adjective

      avoiding attention or publicity:

      (of an object) lower or slimmer than is usual for objects of its type.

    • noun

      a position attracting much attention or publicity:
    • adjective

      attracting much attention or publicity:
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