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Noun: profile  'prow,fI(-u)l
  1. 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"
  2. An outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)
  3. Biographical sketch
  4. Degree of exposure to public notice
    "that candidate does not have sufficient profile to win an election";
    - visibility
  5. A vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers
Verb: profile  'prow,fI(-u)l
  1. Write about
    "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"
  2. Represent in profile, by drawing or painting

Derived forms: profiling, profiled, profiles

Type of: bio [informal], biog [informal], biography, chart, compose, cross section, graph, indite [archaic], interpret, life, life history, life story, lineation, outline, pen, represent, salience, saliency, strikingness, write

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