1. [ noun ] an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics

"a biochemical profile of blood" "a psychological profile of serial killers"

Related terms: chart population_profile
2. [ noun ] a side view representation of an object (especially a human face)
Related terms: side_view
3. [ noun ] (writing) biographical sketch
Related terms: biography
4. [ verb ] represent in profile, by drawing or painting
Related terms: represent
5. [ verb ] (writing) write about

: "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"

Related terms: write writing
6. [ noun ] degree of exposure to public notice
Synonyms: visibility

"that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election" "he prefers a low profile"

Related terms: salience
7. [ noun ] (geometry) a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers
Related terms: cross_section soil_profile soil_horizon horizon
Similar spelling:   profiling