n.1.An outline, or contour; as, the profile of an apple.
2.(Paint & Sculp.) A human head represented sidewise, or in a side view; the side face or half face.
3.(Arch.) A section of any member, made at right angles with its main lines, showing the exact shape of moldings and the like.
Profile paper
(Civil Engin.) paper ruled with vertical and horizontal lines forming small oblong rectangles, adapted for drawing profiles.
v. t.1.to draw the outline of; to draw in profile, as an architectural member.
[imp. & p. p. Profiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Profiling]
2.(Mech.) To shape the outline of an object by passing a cutter around it.
Profiling machine
a jigging machine.
Noun1.profile - 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.profile - a side view representation of an object (especially a human face)
3.profile - biographical sketch
4.profile - degree of exposure to public notice; "that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"; "he prefers a low profile"
Synonyms: visibility
5.profile - a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers
Verb1.profile - write about; "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"
2.profile - represent in profile, by drawing or painting
1.PROFILE - Simple language for matching and scoring data. "User's Manual for the PROFILE System", Cambridge Computer Assoc (May 1974).
2.profile - A control file for a program, especially a text file automatically read from each user's home directory and intended to be easily modified by the user in order to customise the program's behaviour. Used to avoid hard-coded choices (see also dot file, rc file).
3.profile - A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a program, used to find and tune away the hot spots in it. This sense is often verbed. Some profiling modes report units other than time (such as call counts) and/or report at granularities other than per-routine, but the idea is similar.
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